Definition of quiesce in English:

quiesce

verb

  • 1no object To become quiescent; to subside into.

  • 2no object Grammar. Of a letter, especially a consonant: to become silent. Chiefly with reference to certain Semitic languages, especially Hebrew.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Lithgow (1582–c1645), traveller. From classical Latin quiēscere to come to rest, to be quiet from the base of quiēs rest, sleep, tranquility + -ēscere. Compare earlier quiescent, quiescence, quiescency.

Pronunciation

quiesce

/kwɪˈɛs//kwʌɪˈɛs/