[dawr-muh n-see]


the state of being dormant.

Origin of dormancy

First recorded in 1780–90; dorm(ant) + -ancy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dormancy

inactivity, latency, quiescence, suspension, inertia, inaction

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Word Origin and History for dormancy

1789; see dormant + -cy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper