Definition of "quiescence" []

  • Quiet, inactive, or dormant (adjective)
  • The state of being quiescent; dormancy. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • Being at rest, quiet, still, inactive or motionless. (noun)
  • The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state. (noun)
  • When a cell is in a term of no growth and no division. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quiescence" in a sentence
  • "Seeing society's behavior, which ranges from sheer panic to quiescence, is downright creepy."
  • "Repairing this damage would require at least a decade of relative quiescence, which is nowhere in sight."
  • "But as a greater torpor follows this exhaustion of sensorial power, as explained in the next paragraph, and a greater exertion succeeds this torpor, the constitution frequently sinks under these increasing librations between exertion and quiescence; till at length complete quiescence, that is, death, closes the scene."