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quiescent (adj.)

c. 1600, of a letter, "not sounded," from Latin quiescentem (nominative quiescens), present participle of quiescere, inchoative verb formed from quies "rest, quiet" (from suffixed form of PIE root *kweie- "to rest, be quiet"). From 1640s as "resting, being in a state of repose." Related: Quiescently.

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Definitions of quiescent from WordNet

quiescent (adj.)
being quiet or still or inactive;
quiescent (adj.)
not active or activated;
the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation
quiescent (adj.)
marked by a state of tranquil repose;
the quiescent melancholy of the town
quiescent (adj.)
(pathology) causing no symptoms;
a quiescent tumor
From wordnet.princeton.edu