Examples from the Web for dormancy
Instead, he found that they developed erratically and sometimes experienced periods of dormancy before reawakening.
The activity of the plague in London in 1563 made up for its dormancy in the years preceding.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
The most remarkable thing about them is the length and intensity of their dormancy in hibernation.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life|Ernest Ingersoll
That has been during their season of dormancy, but in every case they have pushed at the proper time.
The change of seasons, and an annual period of dormancy, demand forethought and prudence.The Theistic Conception of the World|B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
Men wonder at mummy-wheat germinating after a thousand years of dormancy.