dormant
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɔɹmənt/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdɔːmənt/
Adjective

dormant (not comparable)

  1. Inactive, sleeping, asleep, suspended.
    Grass goes dormant during the winter, waiting for spring before it grows again.
    The bank account was dormant; there had been no transactions in months.
    This volcano is dormant but not extinct.
  2. (heraldry) In a sleeping posture; distinguished from couchant.
    a lion dormant
  3. (architecture) Leaning.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Noun

dormant (plural dormants)

  1. (architecture) A crossbeam or joist.



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