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  1. dormant

    • IPA[ˈdôrm(ə)nt]

    美式

    • adj.
      (of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep;(of a plant or bud) alive but not actively growing.
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    形容詞

    • 1. (of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep dormant butterflies
    • (of a plant or bud) alive but not actively growing.
    • (of a volcano) temporarily inactive.
    • (of a disease) causing no symptoms but not cured and liable to recur the disease may remain dormant and undetected until transmitted to other fish
    • 2. temporarily inactive or inoperative that dormant urge to write fiction has re-emerged the successful consortium included a dormant company
    • 3. (of an animal) depicted lying with its head on its paws.
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    • IPA[ˈdɔːm(ə)nt]

    英式

    • adj.
      (of an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; ... dormant butterflies

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