inactive

See also: inactivé

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French inactif. See also earlier unactive.

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

inactive (comparative more inactive, superlative most inactive)

  1. Not active, temporarily or permanently.
    The volcano is inactive, but is only dormant.
    An inactive boy, he rarely exercised and preferred to stay indoors.
  2. Not functioning or operating; broken down
    The photocopier is inactive pending repair.
  3. Retired from duty or service.
    Admiral Jones is now on the inactive list.
  4. (chemistry) Relatively inert.
    Aluminium is inactive towards water.
  5. (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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FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. first-person singular present indicative of inactiver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of inactiver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of inactiver
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of inactiver
  5. second-person singular imperative of inactiver

AdjectiveEdit

inactive

  1. feminine singular of inactif

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ināctīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of ināctīvus

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of inactivar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of inactivar
  3. first-person singular imperative of inactivar
  4. third-person singular imperative of inactivar

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

inactive

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of inactivar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of inactivar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of inactivar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of inactivar.