inactive

See also: inactivé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French inactif. See also earlier unactive.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈæktɪv/
  • Rhymes: -æktɪv
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AdjectiveEdit

inactive (comparative more inactive, superlative most inactive)

  1. Not active, temporarily or permanently.
    The volcano is inactive, but is only dormant.
    Inactive user accounts may be deleted after 90 days.
  2. Not engaging in physical activity.
    • 2021, Suzanne Byrd, Practical Tips on Supporting Boys with ADHD:
      [] exercise in general will lead to dramatic improvements in comparison with an inactive lifestyle.
  3. Not functioning or operating; broken down
    The photocopier is inactive pending repair.
  4. Retired from duty or service.
    Admiral Jones is now on the inactive list.
  5. (chemistry) Relatively inert.
    Aluminium is inactive towards water.
  6. (physics) Showing no optical activity in polarized light.
    Synthetic glycine is optically inactive as it contains equal amounts of the d- and l- form.

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NounEdit

inactive (plural inactives)

  1. A person who does not take action.
    • 2016, Alan Marsh, Political Action in Europe and the USA (page 47)
      Typically inactives are poorly educated older women. Their lack of education is overwhelmingly the key factor in assigning the inactives to a life devoid of political activity of any sort.

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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. inflection of inactiver:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

AdjectiveEdit

inactive

  1. feminine singular of inactif

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ināctīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of ināctīvus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. inflection of inactivar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. inflection of inactivar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative