Quiescent tank

a tank, usually for sewage sludge, in which the sludge is allowed to remain for a time so that sedimentation can occur


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    jargon The length of time taken to quiesce a system (to render it inactive), or the length of time between periods of inactivity. (2000-03-05)

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    [kwahy-it] /ˈkwaɪ ɪt/ adjective, quieter, quietest. 1. making no noise or sound, especially no disturbing sound: quiet neighbors. 2. free, or comparatively free, from noise: a quiet street. 3. silent: Be quiet! 4. restrained in speech, manner, etc.; saying little: a quiet person. 5. free from disturbance or tumult; tranquil; peaceful: a quiet life. 6. […]

  • Quiet as a mouse

    Also, still as a mouse. Silent, without noise, as in She sneaked into the house, quiet as a mouse, or When he heard the news he was still as a mouse. The first of these similes dates from the mid-1500s, the second from the 1300s.

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    [kwahy-i-tn] /ˈkwaɪ ɪ tn/ Chiefly British verb (used without object) 1. to become (often followed by down). verb (used with object) 2. to make . /ˈkwaɪətən/ verb (mainly Brit) 1. (often foll by down) to make or become calm, silent, etc; pacify or become peaceful 2. (transitive) to allay (fear, doubts, etc) v. 1828, “to […]

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