Saturday, 25 February 2012

Entry: quiescent (adj. / n.)

In context: "Hal sits on the floor, quiescent, chin on his chest, just thinking it's nice finally to breathe and get enough air."

Definition: A nice entry - given the context and character, a few of the definitions fit:

Othera. In a state or condition of quietness; motionless; inactive; dormant.

 b. Med. Of a disease or disease process: inactive.

†b. Of a person: silent, not speaking. Obs. rare.

 3. Electronics. Corresponding to or characterized by the absence of an input to a device ready to receive one.

SNOOT score: 3

Page: 97
Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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