Dormant and Working


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Dormant adjective – Not being in a state of use, activity, or employment.
Usage example: the engine lay dormant in the garage until we found a use for it

Working is an antonym for dormant.
Nearby Word: dormancy
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Working adjective – Being in effective operation.
Usage example: the only working coal mine in the area

Dormant is an antonym for working.
Nearby Words: work, works, worked, workable, worker
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  • In the manga, the four of them were actually dormant Sailor Senshi meant to be Chibimoon's guardians, who were forcibly awakened before their time and brainwashed into working for Nehellenia; their names come from the four asteroids that grant them their powers.
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