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Definition of "quiesce" []

  • Become quiet or quieter. (verb)
  • To make temporarily inactive or disabled. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "quiesce" in a sentence
  • "The quiesce instance variable in the code above is a ReentrantReadWriteLock, so if anybody came in and called the quiesce method, they'd request the write lock and no further database commands could run until the lock was released."
  • "When a backup product requests a backup, it can tell VSS to "quiesce" these VSS-aware applications."
  • "Because only at the source can you typically quiesce the application writing to the storage so that the snapshot will be a meaningful one."