[ UK /kwɪˈɛsənt/ ]
[ US /kwaɪˈɛsənt/ ]
  1. being quiet or still or inactive
  2. marked by a state of tranquil repose
    the quiescent melancholy of the town
  3. (pathology) causing no symptoms
    a quiescent tumor
  4. not active or activated
    the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
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How To Use quiescent In A Sentence

  • It was too much of an effort to play the acquiescent wife: her heart would burst. THE HELLBOUND HEART
  • Consequently, Chalk should not be perceived as merely a thick pelagic ooze deposited in a tectonically quiescent period.
  • She is too acquiescent , ie too ready to comply.
  • When xCAT reports that n is booted with the new operating system, instruct TORQUE to enable scheduling jobs to n, set T(n) to the current time plus a quiescent time Q, and move n from L to C.
  • Our predecessors of a century ago or in the midst of the Second World War would be astounded at how acquiescent our policy-makers are about this prospect.
  • Good press, or at least a quiescent press, is the absolute goal.
  • Forming methane hydrate a quiescent system a slow and incomplete process.
  • Vertical bars in (L and M) indicate enlarged region shown in (P and Q). pd, protoderm; pc, procambium; col, columella initials; QC, quiescent center; v, vascular tissue; ep, epidermis; c, cortex; en, endodermis. PLoS Biology: New Articles
  • It is essential for the nidation of the conceptus and is thought to inhibit myometrial contractility, thereby ensuring that the uterus is kept in a quiescent state throughout pregnancy.
  • The prosodical unities, then, in Arabic are the moved and the quiescent letter, and we are now going to show how they combine into metrical elements, feet, and metres. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
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