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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dor·man·cy /ˈdɔrmən(t)si/
 睡眠,冬眠,潛伏

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dor·man·cy n.  The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dor·man·cy n.  The state of being dormant; quiescence; abeyance.
    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 active business of a company or partnership, but is entitled to a share of the profits, and subject to a share in losses; -- called also sleeping partner or silent partner.
 Dormant window Arch., a dormer window. See Dormer.
 Table dormant, a stationary table. [Obs.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dormancy
      n 1: a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction; "the
           volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy" [syn: quiescence,
            quiescency]
      2: quiet and inactive restfulness [syn: quiescence, quiescency,
          sleeping]