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 for quiesce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiesce \Qui*esce"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quiesced; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Quiescing.] [L. quiescere, akin to quies rest,
     quiet. See Quiet, a. & n.]
     To be silent, as a letter; to have no sound. --M. Stuart.
     [1913 Webster] Quiescence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the
           speaker entered" [syn: quieten, hush, quiet,
           quiesce, quiet down, pipe down] [ant: louden]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      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".

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