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ADJECTIVE (10)

1. (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert;
- Example: "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"

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

3. (military) not involved in military operations;
[syn: nonoperational, inactive]

4. not exerting influence or change;

5. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ;
- Example: "a dormant volcano"
[syn: dormant, inactive]

6. lacking in energy or will;
- Example: "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith
[syn: passive, inactive]

7. lacking activity; lying idle or unused;
- Example: "an inactive mine"
- Example: "inactive accounts"
- Example: "inactive machinery"

8. not engaged in full-time work;
- Example: "inactive reserve"
- Example: "an inactive member"

9. not active physically or mentally;
- Example: "illness forced him to live an inactive life"
- Example: "dreamy and inactive by nature"

10. not in physical motion;
- Example: "the inertia of an object at rest"
[syn: inactive, motionless, static, still]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inactive \In*ac"tive\, a. [Pref. in- not + active: cf. F. inactif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself, inactive. [1913 Webster] 2. Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer. [1913 Webster] 3. (Chem. & Opt.) Not exhibiting any action or activity on polarized light; optically inactive; optically neutral; -- said of isomeric forms of certain substances, in distinction from other forms which are optically active; as, racemic acid is an inactive tartaric acid. [1913 Webster] 4. (Chem. & Biochem.) Lacking biological or biochemical activity; not causing a specific biological or biochemical effect; -- said of substances such as enzymes which have lost their catalytic power, or of small molecules which are tested for some type of biological activity and found to lack that activity; as, after boiling for ten minutes, the enzyme was totally inactive; the methyl analog was inactive as an antibiotic. [PJC] Syn: Inert; dull; sluggish; idle; indolent; slothful; lazy. See Inert. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inactive adj 1: (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine" 2: (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly [ant: active] 3: (military) not involved in military operations [syn: nonoperational, inactive] [ant: operational] 4: not exerting influence or change [ant: active] 5: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct ; "a dormant volcano" [syn: dormant, inactive] [ant: active] 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, inactive] [ant: active] 7: lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery" [ant: active] 8: not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve"; "an inactive member" [ant: active] 9: not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature" [ant: active] 10: not in physical motion; "the inertia of an object at rest" [syn: inactive, motionless, static, still]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "inactive": abeyant, apathetic, asleep, at a standstill, cataleptic, catatonic, contemplative, dead, deliberate, disengaged, do-nothing, dopey, dormant, dull, easy, flat, foul, groggy, hasteless, heavy, idle, immobile, in abeyance, in suspense, inanimate, indolent, inert, inoperative, jobless, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous, latent, lazy, leaden, leisurely, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, meditative, motionless, neuter, neutral, ossified, out of work, pacific, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, peaceful, phlegmatic, placid, procrastinating, quiescent, quiet, quietist, quietistic, relaxed, resting, sedentary, serene, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, somnolent, stagnant, stagnating, standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, supine, suspended, tame, torpid, tranquil, unactive, unaroused, unemployed, unhasty, unhurried, unmoving, unoccupied, vegetable, vegetative