Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: dormant
IPA transcription: [d'ɔɹmənt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid
    Meaning: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
Usage examples
  • The snakes are in their winter quarters now, almost dormant, but they can still strike if you tread on them.
  • But I have found that sometimes, in cases where the sound perception was not at first sufficient to enable the child to distinguish even the most dissimilar vowel sounds, although uttered loudly close to the ear, I could awaken the attention of the child to sound, and stimulate the dormant power by the use of an Acousticon.