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"dormant" in British English

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dormantadjective

uk   /ˈdɔː.mənt/  us   /ˈdɔːr.mənt/
Something that is dormant is not ​active or ​growing but has the ​ability to be ​active at a ​latertime: The long-dormant ​volcano has ​recentlyshownsigns of ​erupting. These ​investments have ​remained dormant for several ​years.
lie dormant
If something ​lies dormant, it is not ​active: Her ​talent might have ​lain dormant had it not been for her aunt's ​encouragement.
(Definition of dormant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dormant" in American English

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dormantadjective

 us   /ˈdɔr·mənt/
(of things) not ​active or ​growing, but having the ​ability to be ​active at a ​latertime: a dormant ​volcano Most ​roses being ​sold now are dormant, and without any ​soil around ​theirroots.
(Definition of dormant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"dormant" in Business English

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dormantadjective

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of dormant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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