Etymology
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quiescence (n.)

"state or quality of being inactive," 1630s, from Latin quiescentia, from quiescere "to rest" (from suffixed form of PIE root *kweie- "to rest, be quiet"). Related: Quiescency.

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Definitions of quiescence

quiescence (n.)
a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction;
Synonyms: dormancy / quiescency
quiescence (n.)
quiet and inactive restfulness;
Synonyms: quiescency / dormancy / sleeping
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