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dormant
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Definition
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
  • I therefore, in 1743, drew up a proposal for establishing an academy; and at that time, thinking the Reverend Mr. Peters, who was out of employ, a fit person to superintend such an institution, I communicated the project to him; but he, having more profitable views in the service of the proprietaries, which succeeded, declin'd the undertaking; and, not knowing another at that time suitable for such a trust, I let the scheme lie a while dormant.

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