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But all the warnings served only to stir emotions that had been dormant for so long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But my doctor says the virus can lie dormant for years. The Sun (2015)By this time many cells will have been infected and the virus will lie dormant throughout the body. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Between attacks the virus lies dormant in nerve cells and it is normally kept in check by the immune system. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There are more reminders of the past on the hiking trails that weave their way around and up to the dormant volcano. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The effects of an earthquake can be felt hundreds of miles from the epicentre and are powerful enough to wake dormant volcanoes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Summer months rushed by; the entire project seemed to lie dormant. Christianity Today (2000)Finally, circuits in his brain that had long been dormant lit up. Times, Sunday Times (2009)On camera, he frequently looked like a dormant volcano. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Banks can spot them because they will usually lie dormant for months and then suddenly see large sums of money deposited and withdrawn in a few hours. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can zoom a bike around one of the many lakes, or follow a walking trail that leads to a dormant volcano. The Sun (2013)We lost touch with the great creative force which lies dormant within us and entered the world of the father, the world of the warrior. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)It has almost 30 other dormant accounts with at least 50,000 in them. The Sun (2008)It might be something you've always wanted to do but lies dormant inside you, either forgotten or unexplored. BE YOUR BEST: How Anyone can become Fit, Healthy and Confident (2002)This championship has seen a re-emergence of an attacking game long dormant, but there have been worrying signs too. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If you doubt it, take a look around your house, in particular the corners where useless objects lie dormant. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: dormant ADJECTIVE
Something that is dormant is not active, growing, or being used at the present time but is capable of becoming active later on.
...when the long dormant volcano erupted.
Definition of dormant from the Collins English Dictionary
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