Origin of quiescent
Examples from the Web for quiescent
Maybe deep in our brains, a few bacteria are nestled near some quiescent virus and a touch of fetal DNA?Scientists Find Bacteria Where It Isn’t Supposed to Be: The Brain|Amanda Schaffer|March 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Egypt is no longer the quiescent subordinate partner it once was.
This time it would not insert its sting into the quiescent tarantula, but where there was still life.The Forgotten Planet|Murray Leinster
Jack, dragged down by pain, and exhausted in the intervals of each paroxysm was quiescent.Gabriel Conroy|Bert Harte
I was very much fatigued and was quiescent, not caring to stir, for several hours.
Thus the man seems to have lived an eventful life, when his body was, in fact, quiescent and unconscious.Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians|John Wesley Powell
(Hence rest and motion are properties of gross bodies and not of the intellectual soul, which is ever quiescent).
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Word Origin for quiescent
Word Origin and History for quiescent
c.1600, from Latin quiescentem (nominative quiescens), present participle of quiescere, inchoative verb formed from quies "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)).