Meaning of ABEYANCE in English



a state of temporary inactivity

the warm dry weather kept his asthma in abeyance

Synonyms: abeyancy, cold storage, doldrums, dormancy, intermission, interruption, latency, quiescence, quiescency, suspension

Related Word: break, interval, pause, respite

Contrasted words: activeness, activity, stir

Antonyms: continuance

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