|v. i.||1.||To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound.|
|Verb||1.||quiesce - become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"|
|(networking)||quiesce - 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".