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Overview of adj inactive

The adj inactive has 10 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) inactive

((chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine")

2. (1) inactive

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

3. nonoperational, inactive

((military) not involved in military operations)

4. inactive

(not exerting influence or change)

5. dormant, inactive

((of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano")

6. passive, inactive

(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. inactive

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

8. inactive

(not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member")

9. inactive

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

10. inactive, motionless, static, still

(not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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