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dormant
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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
  • It was a specific tangent of post-traumatic stress disorder, one that suggested a woman who'd been repeatedly victimized both mentally and physically might so constantly fear for her life that the line between reality and fantasy blurred, to the point where she felt threatened even when the threat was dormant, or in Joe Riccobono's case, as he lay sleeping off a three-day drinking spree.
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