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Definition 1: (military) not involved in military operations - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for inactive in the sense of this definition

(inactive belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: not active physically or mentally - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • illness forced him to live an inactive life
  • dreamy and inactive by nature

(inactive is similar to ...) restricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity

(inactive is similar to ...) inactive but capable of becoming active

"her feelings of affection are dormant but easily awakened"

(inactive is similar to ...) abnormally inactive

(inactive is similar to ...) slow and apathetic

"she was fat and inert" "a sluggish worker" "a mind grown torpid in old age"

(inactive is similar to ...) requiring sitting or little activity

"forced by illness to lead a sedentary life"

(means also ...) deficient in alertness or activity

"bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"

(... are attributes of inactive) the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically

"the level of activity declines with age"

Definition 3: (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly - [adjective denoting all]

(inactive is similar to ...) lacking opportunities for development or advancement

"stuck in a dead-end job"

(inactive is similar to ...) commercially inactive

"flat sales for the month" "prices remained flat" "a flat market"

(inactive is similar to ...) (of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless

"an indolent ulcer" "leprosy is an indolent infectious disease"

(inactive is similar to ...) (pathology) not presently active

"latent infection" "latent diabetes"

(inactive is similar to ...) (pathology) causing no symptoms

"a quiescent tumor"

(inactive belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases

Definition 4: lacking activity; lying idle or unused - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inactive mine
  • inactive accounts
  • inactive machinery

(inactive is similar to ...) not giving performances; closed

"the theater is dark on Mondays"

(inactive is similar to ...) devoid of activity

"this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"

(inactive is similar to ...) (of business) not active or brisk

"business is dull (or slow)" "a sluggish market"

(inactive is similar to ...) not in active use

"the machinery sat idle during the strike" "idle hands"

(inactive is similar to ...) closed or immobilized by a strike

"a strikebound airline"

Definition 5: lacking in energy or will - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself

Synonyms for inactive in the sense of this definition

(inactive is similar to ...) not involving participation or intervention

"a hands-off foreign policy"

(inactive is similar to ...) offering no resistance

"resistless hostages"

(inactive is similar to ...) passive as a result of indolence or indifference

"No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"

(... are attributes of inactive) the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

Definition 6: (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dormant volcano

Synonyms for inactive in the sense of this definition

(inactive is similar to ...) being quiet or still or inactive

(... are attributes of inactive) a state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction

"the volcano erupted after centuries of dormancy"

Definition 7: not exerting influence or change - [adjective denoting all]

(inactive is similar to ...) not active or activated

"the quiescent level of centimeter wave-length solar radiation"

Definition 8: not engaged in full-time work - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inactive reserve
  • an inactive member

(inactive is similar to ...) not performing or scheduled for duties

"He's off every Tuesday"

(inactive is similar to ...) no longer active in your work or profession

Definition 9: not in physical motion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the inertia of an object at rest

Synonyms for inactive in the sense of this definition

(inactive is similar to ...) not in motion

Definition 10: (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inactive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • desired amounts of inactive chlorine

(inactive is similar to ...) (chemistry) not reacting chemically

(inactive belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

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