dormant dormant  /ˈdɔr mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
  2. (adj) (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
  3. (adj) lying with head on paws as if sleeping
  4. (adj) inactive but capable of becoming active

Usage(s):

  1. One way to kill a dormant cell is to target biochemical processes that continue even in latency there aren't many of those.
  2. His affections are dormant but could get awakened anytime.

News

  1. PRINCETON: Mayor to attend hearing on private college legislation

    Lawmakers have resurrected a dormant Assembly bill that gives private colleges the right to bypass municipal land use boards for construction projects, a measure Princeton and other college town oppose.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Princeton Packet

  2. Kim Dotcom's Great Data Massacre

    Welp, here's hoping you didn't have anything important stored on Megaupload's mostly dormant servers. Megaupload owner and maniacal super villain Kim Dotcom says a huge amount of their servers have been wiped in a "data massacre" for the ages. 
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Oracle Still Looks Like a Smart Buy

    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Say what you want about the dormant nature of enterprise IT spending: Oracle certainly knows how to keep things interesting. First, the database giant surprised the entire sector with its $2.1 billion acquisition of Acme Packet . Then, a little more than a month later, the company announced its intent to pick off network vendor Tekelec. Although the Tekelec announcement ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: TheStreet.com

Quotes

  1. "The case was sitting dormant in my office," Lewis told ET.
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Jerry Lewis Source: FOXNews

  2. "I believe this will reignite the dormant effort to pass commonsense gun regulations in this nation," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a California Democrat who was a leader in the failed drive to renew a ban on certain types of assault weapons that...
    on Apr 17, 2007 By: Dianne Feinstein Source: ABC News

  3. "I have all that in my game. It's just been dormant the last couple years," O'Neal said. "Wasn't really my role to be scoring a lot of points. But you ask me to do something, I'll do it. ...... Our No. 1 guy's down and I'm just stepping my...
    on Mar 10, 2007 By: Shaquille O'Neal Source: SportingNews.com

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