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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdormantdor‧mant /ˈdɔːmənt $ ˈdɔːr-/ adjective  GROW/GET BIGGERnot active or not growing at the present time but able to be active later opp activelie/remain dormant The seeds remain dormant until the spring. a huge dormant volcanodormancy noun [uncountable]
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dormantIt was at that point, according to court papers, that his alleged spy career went dormant.The same is true of subsidiaries, whether trading or dormant.Since the inflorescence is not yet known, the plant is propagated only from dormant buds on the rhizome.Wait to prune your roses until they are fully dormant in January.Take a dry, dormant savanna, desert or thorn scrub and rouse it into spring with rising temperatures.Dan's arrival had aroused all her dormant sexuality.Many have fickle requirements and others lie dormant until very precise conditions happen to come along.dormant volcanoThe term dormant volcano is applied during the period between eruptions to those volcanoes thought to be potentially active.The site chosen for the painting is a view across the bays of the dormant volcano Rangitoto which dominates Auckland's skyline.
From Longman Business Dictionarydormantdor‧mant /ˈdɔːməntˈdɔːr-/ adjective something that is dormant has not been active for a long time, although it may become active in the futureThe project lay dormant for two years until we found a co-sponsor.Someone tampered with IBM systems by planting a dormant bug due to wipe out whole data banks on Friday 13th.
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