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Dormant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dormant adj
  1. of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano" [syn: inactive] [ant: extinct, active]
  2. lying with head on paws as if sleeping [syn: dormant(ip), sleeping]
  3. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs" [syn: hibernating(a), torpid]
  4. not active but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"
Dormant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Partner \Part"ner\, n. [For parcener, influenced by part.]
  1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. ``Partner of his fortune.'' --Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who dance together. (c) One who shares as a member of a partnership in the management, or in the gains and losses, of a business. My other self, the partner of my life. --Milton.
  2. (Law) An associate in any business or occupation; a member of a partnership. See Partnership.
  3. pl. (Naut.) A framework of heavy timber surrounding an opening in a deck, to strengthen it for the support of a mast, pump, capstan, or the like. Dormant, or Silent, partner. See under Dormant, a. Syn: Associate; colleague; coadjutor; confederate; partaker; participator; companion; comrade; mate.
Dormant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Dormant \Dor"mant\, a. [F., p. pr. of dormir to sleep, from L. dormire; cf. Gr. ?, Skr. dr[=a], OSlav. dr?mati.]
  1. Sleeping; as, a dormant animal; hence, not in action or exercise; quiescent; at rest; in abeyance; not disclosed, asserted, or insisted on; as, dormant passions; dormant claims or titles. It is by lying dormant a long time, or being . . . very rarely exercised, that arbitrary power steals upon a people. --Burke.
  2. (Her.) In a sleeping posture; as, a lion dormant; -- distinguished from couchant. Dormant partner (Com.), a partner who takes no share in the
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Dormant'

  • Dormant: Dormant means lacking activity. It can refer to several things. Dormancy in an organism's life cycle. Dormant volcano, a volcano that is ...

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* The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear. - Felix Adler

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  • Are Credits For Taxes Paid To Other States Doomed?
    A case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that has yet to grab the attention of the mainstream media is a Maryland tax case that is interesting because it could significantly change the scope of the dormant commerce clause. Read more on this news related to 'Dormant'
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    Revelations occur in strange places, including in the magma chamber of a dormant Icelandic volcano. Read more on this news related to 'Dormant'
  • Charlie Strong makes Texas debut vs N Texas
    For 16 years, Mack Brown led the Texas Longhorns, reviving a dormant program into a powerhouse that won one national championship and played for another. Hired away from Louisville when Brown was pushed out of after four sub-par seasons, Strong's first Longhorns team takes the field Saturday night against North Texas, a bowl team last season that is expected t Read more on this news related to 'Dormant'

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