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adjective as in inactive

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It’s possible that other volcanoes with long quiescent periods may also have subtle but protracted warning periods as well.

I carried them home in a box, then made them quiescent in the freezer for an hour, and then boiled them semi-alive for two minutes.

They looked at different types of immune cells, determined whether the cells were activated, exhausted, or quiescent, and examined the distinct characteristics of the proteins on those cells’ surfaces that allow them to bind to and attack the virus.

“How [increased blood return] would stimulate the completely quiescent myocardium … is not readily apparent,” he wrote.

Maybe deep in our brains, a few bacteria are nestled near some quiescent virus and a touch of fetal DNA?

Egypt is no longer the quiescent subordinate partner it once was.

Moreover, we found that the view that the movement has become quiescent is fundamentally wrong.

While he stood, apparently quiescent, in the clutch of his adversary, he still held his hand on his sword.

Still the country remained quiescent: it was known that the picture was fictitious, and men refused to be dismayed.

He stood upright and quiescent, betraying by neither sign nor movement that her words could hurt him.

The quiescent arm presents no evidence to the mind concerning its shape, size, or color.

With the continuity of actualization we would behold greatness, in quiescent condition.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to quiescent, such as: asleep, at rest, null, dormant, fallow, and idle.

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