- the state of being dormant.
Origin of dormancy
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Examples from the Web for dormancy
Instead, he found that they developed erratically and sometimes experienced periods of dormancy before reawakening.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
That is a sign of the absence, or at least of the dormancy, of the Comic idea.The Short Works of George Meredith
It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.
Thus, at the proper time, the milk-glands of a mammalian mother are awakened from their dormancy.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
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
Word Origin and History for dormancy
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