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[kwee-es-uh nt, kwahy-] /kwiˈɛs ənt, kwaɪ-/

being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless:
a quiescent mind.
quiet, inactive, or dormant

c.1600, from Latin quiescentem (nominative quiescens), present participle of quiescere, inchoative verb formed from quies “rest, quiet” (see quiet (n.)).

quiescent qui·es·cent (kwē-ěs’ənt, kwī-)
Being quiet, still, or at rest; inactive.


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