quiescent

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin quiescens, present participle of quiescere, from quies

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkwi.ɛsn̩t/, /ˈkwai.ɛsn̩t/

AdjectiveEdit

quiescent (comparative more quiescent, superlative most quiescent)

  1. Inactive, at rest, quiet.
    The bats were quiescent at that time of day, so we slowly entered the cave.
    • Professor Wilson
      In times of national security, the feeling of patriotism [] is so quiescent that it seems hardly to exist.
  2. (grammar) Not sounded; silent.
    The y is quiescent in "day" and "say".

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

quiēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of quiēscō
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