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Meaning of “dormant” in the English Dictionary

"dormant" in British English

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dormantadjective

uk   /ˈdɔː.mənt/  us   /ˈdɔːr-/
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)
Translations of “dormant”
in French en veilleuse…
in German untätig, schlafend…
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛰伏的,沉睡的,休眠的…
in Turkish faal olmayan, uyku hâlinde, geçici hareketsizlik…
in Russian недействующий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蟄伏的,沉睡的,休眠的…
in Polish uśpiony…
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