- adj. 休眠的；静止的；睡眠状态的；隐匿的
- n. (Dormant)人名；(法)多尔芒
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- dormant:  Like dormitory and dormer, dormant comes ultimately from Latin dormīre ‘sleep’, which is related to Sanskrit drā- ‘sleep’ and Russian dremat’ ‘doze’. Dormant was borrowed from French dormant, the present participle of dormir ‘sleep’, while dormitory  comes from Latin dormītōrium, a derivative of the past participle of dormīre. Dormer , from Old French dormeor, a derivative of dormir, originally signified a ‘dormitory window’. (It is not clear whether dormouse  is related, but if it is it would mean literally ‘sleeping mouse’, or conceivably even ‘sleeper’, from French dormeuse, the feminine of dormeur ‘sleeper’.)
=> dormer, dormitory
- dormant (adj.)
- late 14c., "fixed in place," from Old French dormant (12c.), present participle of dormir "to sleep," from Latin dormire "to sleep," from PIE root *drem- "to sleep" (cognates: Old Church Slavonic dremati "to sleep, doze," Greek edrathon "I slept," Sanskrit drati "sleeps"). Meaning "in a resting situation" (in heraldry) is from c. 1500. Meaning "sleeping' is from 1620s.
- 1. The virus remains dormant in nerve tissue until activated.
- 2. During the winter the seeds lie dormant in the soil.
- 3. Many animals are in a dormant state during winter.
- 4. Many living things are dormant in winter.
- 5. The dormant period is another stage in the life cycle of the plant.
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