inactive definition

  • adjective:
    • maybe not active or looking after be energetic.
    • perhaps not operating or operating; regarding use: sedentary equipment.
    • Not being in constant use or procedure: an inactive brokerage account.
    • resigned from duty or service.
    • Chemistry perhaps not readily playing chemical responses; inert.
    • Biology Marked by the absence or reduced total of activity, for instance the capacity to cause infection.
    • Medication Quiescent. Utilized particularly of a disease.
    • Physics Showing no optical activity in polarized light.
    • Not energetic, briefly or completely
    • maybe not functioning or running; separated
    • Retired from duty or service
    • Relatively inert
    • Showing no optical activity in polarized light
    • Not active; having no capacity to move; that doesn't or can not create outcomes; inert.
    • maybe not disposed to action or effort; perhaps not diligent or industrious; perhaps not busy; idle.
    • perhaps not exhibiting any activity or task on polarized light; optically sedentary; optically natural; -- said of isomeric kinds of particular substances, in distinction off their kinds which are optically energetic.
    • poor biological or biochemical task; perhaps not causing a certain biological or biochemical effect; -- said of substances such as for example enzymes which have lost their particular catalytic power, or of tiny particles which are tested for some form of biological task and found to lack that activity.
    • (biochemistry) perhaps not playing a chemical reaction; chemically inert
    • (military) maybe not associated with armed forces operations
    • lacking in energy or will
    • (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or advancing slowly
    • not exerting influence or change
    • perhaps not involved with full-time work
    • not in real movement
    • (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
    • lacking task; lying idle or unused
    • not energetic actually or mentally
  • others:
    • perhaps not energetic or acting.
    • Marked by inaction or slowness; destitute of activity: since, an inactive existence; the sedentary stage of pest life (this is certainly, the period of metamorphosis, generally speaking passed in concealment). Synonyms Inert, Lazy, etc. (see idle), passive, supine.
    • In chem., causing no rotation within the plane of polarized light.

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