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    dormant - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dormant

    (adj) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation
    Synonyms : hibernating , torpid
    Example Sentence
    • dormant buds
    • a hibernating bear
    • torpid frogs
    (adj) (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    Synonyms : inactive
    Example Sentence
    • a dormant volcano
    (adj) lying with head on paws as if sleeping
    Synonyms : sleeping
    (adj) inactive but capable of becoming active
    Synonyms : abeyant
    Example Sentence
    • her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for dormant

see the word DORMant, DORM is a dormitory a place to sleep..so if you are sleeping you are inactive or lethargic..

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Dormant is like DoorMat which SLEEPS on the floor...so INACTIVE

dormant-"DOOR"+"MAN" is mostly sleepy(inactive)...but becoms active if sumone comes...

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