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

 dor·mant /ˈdɔrmənt/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dor·mant n.  Arch. A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of the other timbers rest or “ sleep.”  --Arch. Pub. Soc. -- Called also dormant tree, dorman tree, dormond, and dormer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano"
             [syn: inactive] [ant: extinct, active]
      2: lying with head on paws as if sleeping [syn: dormant(ip),
      3: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
         "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs" [syn:
          hibernating(a), torpid]
      4: not active but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of
         affection are dormant but easily awakened"