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quiescent

[ kwee-es-uhnt, kwahy- ]
/ kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ- /
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adjective

being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.

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Origin of quiescent

1600–10; <Latin quiēscent- (stem of quiēscēns, present participle of quiēscere), equivalent to qui-, base meaning “rest, quiet” + -ēsc- inchoative suffix + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM quiescent

qui·es·cent·ly, adverbqui·es·cence, qui·es·cen·cy, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH quiescent

quiescent , quiet
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British Dictionary definitions for quiescent

quiescent
/ (kwɪˈɛsənt) /

adjective

quiet, inactive, or dormant

Derived forms of quiescent

quiescence or quiescency, nounquiescently, adverb

Word Origin for quiescent

C17: from Latin quiescere to rest
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