dormancy

[dawr-muh n-see]
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Origin of dormancy

First recorded in 1780–90; dorm(ant) + -ancy
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Related Words for dormancy

inactivity, latency, quiescence, suspension, inertia, inaction

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Word Origin and History for dormancy
n.

1789; see dormant + -cy.

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