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Word: dormant

Definition: sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent


Sentences Containing 'dormant'

Like the marmots in the surrounding hills, it closes its eyelids and becomes dormant for three months or more.
She had then taken the impassive figure in her arms, and, still upon her knees, was weeping over it, kissing it, calling to it, rocking it to and fro upon her bosom like a child, and trying every tender means to rouse the dormant senses.

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