dorm-, dormi- (Latin: sleep, sleeping).
An abbreviated form for dormitory.
1. Lying asleep or as if asleep; inactive.
2. Latent but capable of being activated.
3. Temporarily quiescent.
4. In a condition of biological rest or inactivity characterized by cessation of growth or development and the suspension of many metabolic processes; a state in which viable seeds, spores or buds fail to germinate even under favorable conditions.
1. A sleeping chamber, dormitory.
2. A resting place; a repository.
1. A travelling-carriage adapted for sleeping.
2. A hood or nightcap.
3. A kind of couch or settee.
Bringing about sleep or aiding in attaining sleep; a dormifacient agent.
1. Causing sleep, dormitive.
2. A sleep-producing medicine; a narcotic.
1. Sleeping, falling asleep, drowsiness.
2. Numbness; loss of sensibility.
Sleeping; falling asleep; figuratively, death (of the righteous).
1. Causing sleep; soporific.
2. A soporific medicine; a narcotic.
1. A room providing sleeping quarters for a number of people.
2. A building for housing a number of people, as at a school or resort for sleeping and shelter.
Any of various small, squirrellike Old World rodents of the family Gliridae; a family that contains about twenty species of small arboreal nocturnal rodents that feed mostly on fruit, seeds, and insects; many hibernate during the winter. Dormice are noted for their hibernation practices. From Anglo-Norman dormeus, inclined to sleep, hibernating, from Old French dormir, to sleep.
1. A falling asleep, or the condition of being asleep.
2. Numbness of a limb, etc. due to pressure on a nerve; the condition of being "asleep".