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Meaning & Definition of Inactive in English

English

Inactive

/ɪnæktɪv/

adjective

1. (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction

  • Chemically inert
  • "Desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
    synonym:
  • inactive

2. (pathology) not progressing or increasing

  • Or progressing slowly
    synonym:
  • inactive

3. (military) not involved in military operations

    synonym:
  • nonoperational
  • ,
  • inactive

4. Not exerting influence or change

    synonym:
  • inactive

5. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct

  • "A dormant volcano"
    synonym:
  • dormant
  • ,
  • inactive

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
    synonym:
  • passive
  • ,
  • inactive

7. Lacking activity

  • Lying idle or unused
  • "An inactive mine"
  • "Inactive accounts"
  • "Inactive machinery"
    synonym:
  • inactive

8. Not engaged in full-time work

  • "Inactive reserve"
  • "An inactive member"
    synonym:
  • inactive

9. Not active physically or mentally

  • "Illness forced him to live an inactive life"
  • "Dreamy and inactive by nature"
    synonym:
  • inactive

10. Not in physical motion

  • "The inertia of an object at rest"
    synonym:
  • inactive
  • ,
  • motionless
  • ,
  • static
  • ,
  • still