a. at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive
After the great eruption, fear of Mount Etna was great; people did not return to cultivate its rich hillside lands until the volcano had been quiescent for a full two years.
Sentence in Classic:
For suddenly he was aware of the old flame shooting and leaping up in his loins, that he had hoped was quiescent for ever.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
They may scorn cash now; but let some months go by, and no perspective promise of it to them, and then this same quiescent cash all at once mutinying in them, this same cash would soon cashier Ahab.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context