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dormant
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 3
1. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles.
2. In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; - distinguished from couchant.
3. A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or sleep.
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