44 -Dormant

Dormant : Adj

  1. Not active or growing now but able to become active or to grow in the future.
  2. Something that is dormant is not active or growing but has the ability to be active at a later time.



  1. During the winter the seeds lie dormant in the soil. (Oxford)
  2. These investments have remained dormant for several years.

Phrases & Connected Words

  • seeds lie dormant in the soil
  • investments have remained dormant


  1. Asleep
  2. Inactive


  1. Awake
  2. Eruptive

Word Family

  1. Dormancy