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Dictionary definition for: Dormant

1. (a) of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano"

2. (s) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds" "a hibernating bear" "torpid frogs"

3. (s) not active but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"

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