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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quiesce  \Qui*esce"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quiesced};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Quiescing}.]  [L.  quiescere  akin  to  quies  rest, 
  quiet.  See  {Quiet},  a.  &  n.] 
  To  be  silent,  as  a  letter;  to  have  no  sound.  --M.  Stuart. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  become  quiet  or  quieter;  "The  audience  fell  silent  when  the 
  speaker  entered"  [syn:  {hush},  {quiet},  {quieten},  {quiet 
  down},  {pipe  down}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    To  render  quiescent,  i.e.  temporarily  inactive  or 
  disabled.  For  example  to  quiesce  a  device  (such  as  a  digital 
  modem).  It  is  also  a  system  command  in  MAX  TNT  software  which 
  is  used  to  "Temporarily  disable  a  modem  or  DS0  channel". 
  Also  used  as  an  adjective,  in  the  expression  "{quiesce  time}". 

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