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Word: quiescent

Definition: dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence


Sentences Containing 'quiescent'

Although the volcano is quiescent at the present time, at the current active crater (there are several former craters on Nea Kameni), steam and carbon dioxide are given off.
Diving beneath the settling ship, the whale ran quivering along its keel; but turning under water, swiftly shot to the surface again, far off the other bow, but within a few yards of Ahab's boat, where, for a time, he lay quiescent.
Many strains remain quiescent in birds until activated under stress.
MyoD is expressed in activated satellite cells, but not in quiescent satellite cells.
Since then the volcano has been quiescent.
They are quiescent, showing little to no biological activity.
They may scorn cash now; but let some months go by, and no perspective promise of it to them, and then this same quiescent cash all at once mutinying in them, this same cash would soon cashier Ahab.

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