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qui•e•tus



Pronunciation: (kwī-ē'tus), [key]
n.,
pl. -tus•es.

1. a finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles: Having given a quietus to the argument, she left.
2. discharge or release from life.
3. a period of retirement or inactivity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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