• Being at rest, quiet, still, inactive or motionless.
  • (entomology) In insects, a temporary slowing down of metabolism and development in response to adverse environmental conditions, which, unlike diapause, does not involve physiological changes.
  • The state of being quiescent; dormancy.
  • (microbiology) The period when a cell is in a term of no growth and no division.
  • The action of bringing something to rest or making it quiescent; the action of coming to rest or to a quiescent state.

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