What does the word quiescent mean?

Usage examples for quiescent

  1. He pitied himself, and he reached the conclusion that he suffered because he was active; he could not be quiescent. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. But on the warm day of spring on which I saw them first they were not so quiescent. – A Wanderer in Paris by E. V. Lucas
  3. The test should be made with the steam in a quiescent state and with the steam pressure maintained as nearly as possible at the pressure observed in the main trial, the calorimeter thermometer to be the same as was used on the trial or one exactly similar. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.