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Dictionary definition for: Inactive

1. (s) not participating in a chemical reaction; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

2. (a) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

3. (a) not active or exerting influence

4. (a) of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano"

5. (a) of e.g. volcanos; temporarily inactive; "a dormant volcano"

6. (a) lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith

7. (a) lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine" "inactive accounts" "inactive machinery"

8. (a) not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve" ; "an inactive member of the department"

9. (a) not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life" "dreamy and inactive by nature"

10. (s) not engaged in military action

11. (s) not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest"

12. (s) temporarily inactive

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