Definitions for inactive

Definitions for (adj) inactive

Main entry: inactive

Definition: not active physically or mentally

Usage: illness forced him to live an inactive life; dreamy and inactive by nature

Main entry: inactive

Definition: not engaged in full-time work

Usage: inactive reserve; an inactive member

Main entry: inactive

Definition: lacking activity; lying idle or unused

Usage: an inactive mine; inactive accounts; inactive machinery

Main entry: inactive

Definition: (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

Main entry: inactive, passive

Definition: lacking in energy or will

Usage: Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself- George Meredith

Main entry: inactive, dormant

Definition: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

Usage: a dormant volcano

Main entry: inactive

Definition: not exerting influence or change

Main entry: motionless, inactive, static, still

Definition: not in physical motion

Usage: the inertia of an object at rest

Main entry: inactive, nonoperational

Definition: (military) not involved in military operations

Main entry: inactive

Definition: (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert

Usage: desired amounts of inactive chlorine

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