not active or growing, but capable of doing so in the future
in various senses, including:
a volcano that is not erupting and not extinct
a plant not growing in the winter
a disease that is not currently causing harm or growing worse, but which is not cured and might grow worse in the future
a person's talents or feelings that are yet to be realized
She had then taken the impassive figure in her arms, and, still upon her knees, was weeping over it, kissing it, calling to it, rocking it to and fro upon her bosom like a child, and trying every tender means to rouse the dormant senses.
Chapters 55-57 (62% in)
There are no more uses of "dormant" in David Copperfield.