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 for dormant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dormant \Dor"mant\, n. [See Dormant, a.] (Arch.)
     A large beam in the roof of a house upon which portions of
     the other timbers rest or " sleep." --Arch. Pub. Soc. --
     Called also dormant tree, dorman tree, dormond, and
     dormer. --Halliwell. Dormer

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dormant
      adj 1: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation;
             "dormant buds"; "a hibernating bear"; "torpid frogs"
             [syn: dormant, hibernating(a), torpid]
      2: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant
         volcano" [syn: dormant, inactive] [ant: active]
      3: lying with head on paws as if sleeping [syn: dormant(ip),
         sleeping]
      4: inactive but capable of becoming active; "her feelings of
         affection are dormant but easily awakened" [syn: abeyant,
         dormant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  125 Moby Thesaurus words for "dormant":
     abeyant, apathetic, asleep, at rest, benumbed, between the lines,
     blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, comatose, concealed,
     contemplative, covert, cryptic, dead, dead asleep, debilitated,
     deep asleep, delitescent, do-nothing, dopey, droopy, drugged, dull,
     enervated, esoteric, exanimate, fast asleep, flaked-out, flat,
     foul, groggy, heavy, hebetudinous, hibernating, hidden, idle,
     immobile, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, inert,
     jaded, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid,
     languorous, latent, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy,
     lumpish, lurking, meditative, moribund, motionless, muffled,
     mystic, neuter, neutral, numb, obfuscated, oblivious, obscured,
     occult, out, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, pooped,
     possible, potential, procrastinating, quiescent, quiet, quietist,
     quietistic, resting, sated, sedentary, slack, sleeping, sleepy,
     slow, sluggish, slumbering, slumberous, smoldering, somnolent,
     sound asleep, stagnant, stagnating, standing, standpat, static,
     stationary, still, stultified, submerged, supine, suspended, tame,
     torpid, unaroused, unconscious, under the surface, underlying,
     undisclosed, unexpressed, unmanifested, unmoving, unrevealed,
     vegetable, vegetative, veiled, virtual, wan, weary, world-weary
  
  

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