Adjective Definition


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

"Desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

2.Definition: (military) not involved in military operations

Related Adjective(s):nonoperational

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

Related Adjective(s):dormant

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

5.Definition: lacking activity; lying idle or unused

"An inactive mine", "Inactive accounts", "Inactive machinery"

6.Definition: lacking in energy or will

Related Adjective(s):passive

7.Definition: not active physically or mentally

"Illness forced him to live an inactive life", "Dreamy and inactive by nature"

8.Definition: not engaged in full-time work

"Inactive reserve", "An inactive member"

9.Definition: not exerting influence or change

10.Definition: not in physical motion

Related Adjective(s):motionless, static, still

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