Definition: sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
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.
"Brain fingerprinting" is a computer-based test that is designed to discover, document, and provide evidence of guilty knowledge regarding crimes, and to identify individuals with a specific training or expertise such as members of dormant terrorist cells or bomb makers.
He was eager to avoid a resumption of Shan raids, which had been dormant since 1393.
All Aigua Media sites have been dormant since September 25, 2013.
There are rumors that he has also entered into a settlement in the United States DSQ Software is operationally dormant as per the trading information submitted for the year 2005.
This was followed by a second issue called "Eureka: Dormant Gene" written by Andrew Cosby, Jaime Paglia and Jonathan L. Davis, with art by Mark Dos Santos.
Despite that, the Philippines and the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu have made claims to the territory though the claim is currently dormant.
Nonetheless, Manthor desired Chieftainship, and when Húrin returned to Brethil and found his wife Morwen dying, the "shadow" of the Curse of Morgoth that followed him awoke Manthor's dormant ambitions.
The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick (dormant).
While Rosiel is freed by his subordinate Katan, Setsuna finds his life and Sara's endangered by various attempts to awaken Alexiel's dormant soul within him.
The rivalry was dormant during the 1980s and the entire 1990s with the 76ers going through tough rebuilding times.
As the plant withers and prepares to go dormant, the leaves lose all the leaflets and persist as naked sharp spines.
As of 13 June 2007 the presumed seventh and present Baronet has not successfully proven his succession to the title, and is therefore not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant since 1977.
"Currently, the baronetcy is listed as dormant on the Official Roll of the Baronetage as the 7th Baronet has not yet proved his succession."
The autopsy revealed that the donor (Katherine's) bone marrow contained traces of a dormant virus, Epstein-Barr, which had been undetectable in the pre-transplant screening.
His aspiration as a child was to become a mechanical engineer while music remained a dormant passion.
During the Disestablishment Era, when Anglican Churches were forced to close all across America, the church became dormant and was abandoned.
However, he does not use his title and as of 13 June 2007 he has not successfully proven his succession and is not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy considered dormant.
An additional 18 have been suspended or are in the process of reorganization, with an additional 76 chapters having gone dormant over the course of the Fraternity's existence.
It grows in response to soaking rains, producing only a leaf that will remain dormant during the winter season.
As of December 2007, the Attorney General had taken no action, and the investigation appeared to be dormant.
This page lists all viscounties, extant, extinct, dormant, abeyant, or forfeit, in the peerages of England, Scotland, Great Britain, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Native grasses (cool season) such as bluegrass and tall fescue, are greenest in the spring and fall and go dormant in the high heat of the summer.
The title became dormant on the death of the tenth Baronet in 2007.
The title remained dormant until Andrew's grandson, Andrew Thomas Stewart (1725–1809), successfully petitioned George III and restored the family title in 1774, becoming the 9th Baron Castle Stewart.
A trackmobile formed one last train that traveled the line collecting any equipment left on the dormant line in 1988, and the tracks were removed 2 years later.
These are abundant on the desert floor, remaining in a dormant state until rain occurs.
Chapters which are closed or dormant are denoted by a *
On the northwest shore rises Mount Dama Ali (1069 m), a dormant volcano, while along the southwestern and southern shores extend vast salt flats, 10 km in width.
Two cosmonauts, commander Sergei Zalyotin and Alexander Kalery traveled to the dormant space station Mir, opened it up and returned the station to normal life.
In September 2008, 68 craters out of 98 were active, 17 dormant, and the others fossilized.
It lay dormant and unclaimed until the return of Duke of Monmouth, who led a rebellion and was captured at the Battle of Sedgemoor, and then beheaded on Tower Hill.
As a result, Colorado and Utah revived a long-dormant rivalry with each other, which has now been dubbed "Rumble in the Rockies".
The title became officially dormant (and "de facto" extinct) on the death of his son, the second Baronet, in 2000.
This page, one list of hereditary baronies, lists all baronies, extant, extinct, dormant, abeyant, or forfeit, in the Peerage of England.
This endemic fynbos geophyte is dormant during the summer and cannot be seen.
Former Governor Orr urged the legislature to preserve the University as an institution for the whites and to convert the dormant campus of The Citadel into a college for the blacks.
Tillman also led the charge to reestablish the normal school at the College, long dormant since the end of Reconstruction.
Because primordial follicles can be dormant for up to 50 years in the human, the length of the ovarian cycle does not include this time.
The Billboard Music Awards show had been held annually in December until it went dormant in 2007, it returned in May 2011.
A company is required to file unclaimed property reports with its state annually and, in some jurisdictions, to make a good-faith effort to find the owners of their dormant accounts.
The title alludes to the Jewish belief of "waiting for the Messiah"; in this case, characters are shown at first to be inactive and dormant, until death and crisis forces them to take action and reevaluate their lives.
The name also refers to the city which is the seat of that canton, one of Ecuador's leading artisanal manufacturers of leather goods, and to the dormant Volcan Cotacachi which overlooks the canton.
They may be dormant during drought conditions and are, therefore, known as drought evaders.
During dry times, xerophytic plants may stop growing and go dormant, change the kind of photosynthesis, or change the allocation of the products of photosynthesis from growing new leaves to the roots.
Students and visitors are often surprised to find our rare geologic worder: the now dormant volcano located between the Sports and Recreation Center and the 4N building.
Unfortunately, the major mechanical calculator manufacturers were far away in the U.S.A. and Germany, and Kitz's idea lay dormant until he raised it at that meeting.
Larry Laudan: Dormant anomalies, fading credibility, and research traditions.
Laudan noted that some anomalies become "dormant", if they survive a long period during which no competing alternative has shown itself capable of resolving the anomaly.
More Vocab Words::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
::: garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible
::: conflagration - great fire
::: hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
::: peregrination - journey; V. peregrinate
::: environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
::: grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: rakish - jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a rakish and jaunty angle.