qui·es·cent /-ṇt/ 形容詞
靜( 止 )的; 不動的
1. Being in a state of repose; at rest; still; not moving; as, a quiescent body or fluid.
2. Not ruffed with passion; unagitated; not in action; not excited; quiet; dormant; resting.
In times of national security, the feeling of patriotism . . . is so quiescent that it seems hardly to exist. --Prof. Wilson.
3. Gram. Not sounded; silent; as, y is quiescent in “day” and “say.”
Qui·es·cent, n. Gram. A silent letter.
adj 1: not active or activated; "the quiescent level of centimeter
wave-length solar radiation"
2: marked by a state of tranquil repose; "the quiescent
melancholy of the town"
3: being quiet or still or inactive
4: causing no symptoms; "a quiescent tumor"