dormant

The Correct spelling is: dormant

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  • adj.
    1. Lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive.
    2. Latent but capable of being activated: “a harrowing experience which . . . lay dormant but still menacing” (Charles Jackson).
    3. Temporarily quiescent: a dormant volcano. See synonyms at inactive, latent.
    4. In a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from present participle of dormir, to sleep, from Latin dormīre.]

    dormancy dor'man·cy n.


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