Quiescent

Definition of Quiescent

Qui`es´cent
a.1.Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.
2.Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
In times of national security, the feeling of patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems hardly to exist.
- Prof. Wilson.
3.(Gram.) Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in "day" and "say."
n.1.(Gram.) A silent letter.

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