Translation of dormant in Spanish:

dormant

Pronunciation: /ˈdɔːrmənt; ˈdɔːmənt/

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 [animal/plant] aletargado
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    • The following method can be used to determine if dormant wheat plants are alive and likely to resume active growth in the spring.
    • Following dispersal from the parent plant, seeds are dormant.
    • So long as those auxin signals move out from the growing tips, few - if any - of the dormant buds on the plant will open up and begin to grow.
    1.2 [volcano] inactivo
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    • Running down each side of the valley are mountain peaks dotted with dormant volcanoes.
    • Fuji is a Japan's highest mountain with a dormant volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.
    • It's there in the white-clad high priest presiding in the temple at the summit of a dormant volcano.
  • 2 [formal] [idea/emotion] latente to lie dormant permanecer* latente
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    • For decades the old garden had lain dormant and almost forgotten as many others of that period often do.
    • The case had been long dormant for years.
    • Your true ancestry did not disappear, though it lay dormant for many years.
  • 3 (in heraldry) (predicative/predicativo) yacente

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