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synonyms for dormancy

  • inaction
  • inactivity
  • inertia
  • latency
  • quiescence
  • suspension
  • abeyancy
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How to use dormancy in a sentence

The trees need that chill to induce dormancy, a frost-free spring to let the blossoms bloom and bees pollinate — though sour cherry trees are also self-pollinating.
THIS SOUR CHERRY PIE IS SUMMER’S ULTIMATE DESSERTDANIELA GALARZAJULY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Microbes surviving for millions of years in deep dormancy upend evolution.
PRESERVING A SENSE OF WONDER IN DNA - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSVIRAT MARKANDEYAOCTOBER 28, 2020NAUTILUS
It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.
EPIDEMICS EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED: OR, LIVING GERMS PROVED BY ANALOGY TO BE A SOURCE OF DISEASEJOHN GROVE
The activity of the plague in London in 1563 made up for its dormancy in the years preceding.
A HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN BRITAIN (VOLUME I OF II)CHARLES CREIGHTON
A distinction of great importance from a physiological and a practical point of view is made between rest and dormancy in plants.
NORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE THIRTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETINGNORTHERN NUT GROWERS ASSOCIATION
Men wonder at mummy-wheat germinating after a thousand years of dormancy.
MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, NO. 1, JUNE 1893VARIOUS
In the locality of my study racers spend approximately half the year in winter dormancy.
NATURAL HISTORY OF THE RACER COLUBER CONSTRICTORHENRY S. FITCH
A man of his standing in society could not long remain in single dormancy; he was therefore besieged by many of the fair sex.
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His life had been too stirring and active for him ever to relapse into dormancy, while his faculties were left to him.
BIOGRAPHY OF REV. HOSEA BALLOUMATURIN M. BALLOU
Five-lined skinks fast for at least half the year during the period of dormancy, from September to April.
LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF THE FIVE-LINED SKINK, EUMECES FASCIATUSHENRY S. FITCH
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WORDS RELATED TO DORMANCY

  • discontinuation
  • dormancy
  • inactivity
  • intermission
  • latency
  • postponement
  • quiescence
  • recess
  • remission
  • suspension
  • temporarily deferred
  • waiting
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