dormancy [dawr-muh n-see] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- the state of being dormant.
Origin of dormancy First recorded in 1780–90; dorm(ant) + -ancy Related Words for dormancy inactivity, latency, quiescence, suspension, inertia, inaction Examples from the Web for dormancy Contemporary Examples of dormancy
Instead, he found that they developed erratically and sometimes experienced periods of dormancy before reawakening.
April 23, 2014
Historical Examples of dormancy
That is a sign of the absence, or at least of the dormancy, of the Comic idea.
It has now to be shewn that the germs of disease also retain their vital powers in a state of dormancy during a lengthened period.
Thus, at the proper time, the milk-glands of a mammalian mother are awakened from their dormancy.
J. Arthur Thomson
That has been during their season of dormancy, but in every case they have pushed at the proper time.
The change of seasons, and an annual period of dormancy, demand forethought and prudence.
B. F. (Benjamin Franklin) Cocker
Word Origin and History for dormancy n.