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English definition of “dormant”

dormant

adjective
 
 
/ˈdɔːmənt/
not active or growing now, but having the ability to become active in the future: Authorities reopened a dormant investigation of the company.lie/remain/sit dormant The legislation was drafted and then lay dormant in Parliament for months.
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