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1. (of buds, spores, etc.) dormant
2. Pathol (esp of an infectious disease) not yet revealed or manifest
3. (of a virus) inactive in the host cell, its nucleic acid being integrated into, and replicated with, the host cell's DNA
4. Psychoanal relating to that part of a dream expressive of repressed desires