dormancy dormancy  /ˈdɔr mən si/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
  2. (n) quiet and inactive restfulness

Usage(s):

  1. Magnolia Pictures Ben and Andrew have been friends since college, but now that they're in their 30s, that friendship has become mostly a fond memory, now close to dormancy.
  2. PRO: This Kabul native makes up for his youth and inexperience with sheer audacity, resurrecting Afghanistan's national team from war-induced dormancy.
  3. Ben and Andrew have been friends since college, but now that they're in their 30s, that friendship has become mostly a fond memory, now close to dormancy.

News

  1. Secrets of biological soil crusts uncovered

    Biologists have performed a molecular level analysis of desert biological soil crusts -- living ground cover formed by microbial communities -- to reveal how long-dormant cyanobacteria become activated by rainfall then resume dormancy when the precipitation stops.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Berkeley Lab team uncovers secrets of biological soil crusts

    ( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) A team of Berkeley Lab researchers has performed molecular level analysis of desert biological soil crusts -- living ground cover formed by microbial communities -- to reveal how long-dormant cyanobacteria become activated by rainfall then resume dormancy when the precipitation stops.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "If you received a gift card last year, spend it soon or the gift card could expire or start to lose value," DiNapoli said. "The good news is that many large retailers no longer charge dormancy fees. The bad news is small retailers may still...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Thomas DiNapoli Source: WRGB

  2. "These unused cards equal free money for banks and retailers, who often take service and dormancy fees from inactive gift cards, charge monthly maintenance fees, and recoup the value of an unused gift card after it expires, sometimes in as little as...
    on Dec 26, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Evening Observer

  3. The Volcker Report noted that "these accounts have no direct evidence of an extended period of dormancy, or of unauthorized closure, important elements of the presumption that there was a relationship to a victim."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Paul Volcker Source: Leagle.com

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