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inactive



adjective
1. (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction;
chemically inert (Freq. 3)
- desired amounts of inactive chlorine
Similar to:
unreactive
Derivationally related forms:
inactivity
Topics:
chemistry, chemical science
2. (pathology) not progressing or increasing;
or progressing slowly (Freq. 1)
Ant:
active
Similar to:
dead-end, flat, indolent, latent, quiescent
Topics:
pathology
3. (military) not involved in military operations
Syn:
nonoperational
Ant:
operational (for: nonoperational)
Topics:
military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine
4. not exerting influence or change
Ant:
active
Similar to:
quiescent
5. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
- a dormant volcano
Syn:
dormant
Ant:
active (for: dormant)
Similar to:
quiescent
Derivationally related forms:
inactiveness, inactivity, dormancy (for: dormant)
Attrubites:
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency
6. lacking in energy or will
- "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
Syn:
passive
Ant:
active (for: passive)
Similar to:
hands-off, resistless, supine, unresisting
Derivationally related forms:
inactiveness, inactivity, passivity (for: passive), passiveness (for: passive)
Attrubites:
passivity, passiveness
7. lacking activity;
lying idle or unused
- an inactive mine
- inactive accounts
- inactive machinery
Ant:
active
Similar to:
dark, dead, dull, slow, sluggish,
idle, unused, strikebound
Derivationally related forms:
inactiveness, inactivity
8. not engaged in full-time work
- inactive reserve
- an inactive member
Ant:
active
Similar to:
off, retired
Derivationally related forms:
inactivity
9. not active physically or mentally
- illness forced him to live an inactive life
- dreamy and inactive by nature
Ant:
active
Similar to:
desk-bound, deskbound, abeyant, dormant, hypoactive,
underactive, inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid, sedentary
See Also:
lethargic, unenrgetic
Derivationally related forms:
inactiveness
Attrubites:
activeness, activity
10. not in physical motion
- the inertia of an object at rest
Syn:
motionless, static, still
Similar to:
nonmoving, unmoving
Derivationally related forms:
stillness (for: still), motionlessness (for: motionless), inactivity

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