dormancy

[dawr-muh n-see]

noun

the state of being dormant.

Nearby words

  1. dork,
  2. dorking,
  3. dorkland,
  4. dorky,
  5. dorm,
  6. dormant,
  7. dormer,
  8. dormeuse,
  9. dormie,
  10. dormient

Origin of dormancy

First recorded in 1780–90; dorm(ant) + -ancy

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Word Origin and History for dormancy

dormancy

n.

1789; see dormant + -cy.

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