dorm-, dormi-

(Latin: sleep, sleeping)

To sleep together.
An abbreviated form for dormitory.
dormant (adjective), more dormant, most dormant
1. Relating to an animal whose natural physical capacities or activities have been delayed or decreased for a duration of time; in or as if in a deep sleep: Bears in the forest become dormant by hibernating in winter and their metabolic processes are slowed down to a minimum.
2. Pertaining to something that is not operating currently but could become active in the near future: Ted's bank account seemed to be a dormant one because he had not made any transactions for months.
Sleeping  an animal) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep
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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.
Sleeping, dormant.
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 and 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.

Related "sleep" units: hypno-; letho-; narco-; oneiro- (dream); somni-; sopor-.