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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quiescent mean? 

QUIESCENT (adjective)
  The adjective QUIESCENT has 4 senses:

1. not active or activated
2. marked by a state of tranquil repose
3. being quiet or still or inactive
4. causing no symptoms

  Familiarity information: QUIESCENT used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

QUIESCENT (adjective)

Sense 1quiescent [BACK TO TOP]


Not active or activated

Context example:

the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation


inactive (not exerting influence or change)

Sense 2quiescent [BACK TO TOP]


Marked by a state of tranquil repose

Context example:

the quiescent melancholy of the town


quiet (characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity)

Sense 3quiescent [BACK TO TOP]


Being quiet or still or inactive


dormant; inactive (of e.g. volcanos; not erupting and not extinct)

Sense 4quiescent [BACK TO TOP]


Causing no symptoms

Context example:

a quiescent tumor


inactive (not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly)

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