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  Definition of inactive
  1. not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature"
  2. not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve" ; "an inactive member of the department"
  3. lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery"
  4. not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
  5. lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
  6. of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano"
  7. of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"
  8. not active or exerting influence
  9. temporarily inactive
  10. not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"
  11. not engaged in military action
  12. not participating in a chemical reaction; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
Similar Words: passive, dormant, extinct, abeyant, in abeyance(p), suspended, motionless, static, still, reserve(a)

 

See Also: lethargic, unergetic

 

Attributes: activeness, activity, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness, passivity, passiveness, dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, extinction

 

 
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