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  • 1 inactive — in‧ac‧tive [ɪnˈæktɪv] adjective 1. FINANCE if investors or dealers in a financial market are inactive, they are buying and selling very little: • Institutions continued to buy stocks selectively, while small investors remained inactive. 2.… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inactive — inactive, idle, inert, passive, supine mean not engaged in work or activity. Inactive is applicable to anyone or to anything that for any reason is not currently in action, in operation, in use, or at work {inactive machines} {delicate children… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 inactive — I adjective abeyant, abolished, abrogated, apathetic, canceled, comatose, destroyed, disabled, dormant, idle, ignavus, inanimate, indifferent, indolent, iners, inert, inoperative, insentient, invalid, languid, latent, lazy, lethargic, lethargical …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 inactive — (adj.) 1725, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + ACTIVE (Cf. active) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 inactive — [adj] not engaged in action; inert, lazy abeyant, asleep, blah*, disengaged, do nothing*, dormant, down, draggy, dull, idle, immobile, indolent, in holding pattern*, inoperative, jobless, latent, lax, lethargic, limp, low key, mothballed*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 inactive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not active, working, or energetic. DERIVATIVES inactivity noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 inactive — [in ak′tiv] adj. 1. not active or moving 2. not inclined to act; idle; dull; sluggish 3. not in use or force; not functioning 4. not in active service in the armed forces 5. not affecting the plane of polarized light: said of some isomers of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 inactive — UK [ɪnˈæktɪv] / US adjective 1) a) not taking part in physical activity or exercise Physically inactive people are at risk of developing heart disease. b) not wanting to do anything He felt strangely inactive. 2) a) not working or operating an… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 inactive — ● inactif, inactive adjectif Qui n a pas d activité, n est marqué par aucune activité : Elle ne peut pas rester inactive. Une existence inactive et inutile. Qui est sans activité ou très peu actif, qui ne fonctionne pas, ne produit pas : Une… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 11 inactive — in|ac|tive [ ın æktıv ] adjective 1. ) not taking part in physical activity or exercise: Physically inactive people are at risk of developing heart disease. a ) not wanting to do anything: He felt strangely inactive. 2. ) not working or operating …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 inactive — in•ac•tive [[t]ɪnˈæk tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) not active: an inactive volcano[/ex] 2) sedentary: an inactive life[/ex] 3) sluggish; indolent 4) mil not on active military duty 5) chem. a) chemically inert b) having no effect on polarized light •… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 inactive — inactively, adv. inactivity, inactiveness, n. /in ak tiv/, adj. 1. not active: an inactive volcano. 2. sedentary or passive: an inactive life. 3. sluggish; indolent. 4. Mil. not on active duty. 5. Chem …

    Universalium

  • 14 inactive — adjective Date: 1664 not active: as a. (1) sedentary (2) indolent, sluggish b. (1) being out of use (2) relating to or being members of the armed forces who are not performing or available for military duties (3) of a disease quiescent …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 inactive — in|ac|tive [ınˈæktıv] adj 1.) not doing anything, not working, or not moving ≠ ↑active ▪ The brain cells are inactive during sleep. ▪ Young people are becoming politically inactive. 2.) not taking part in something that normally you would take… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 inactive — [[t]ɪnæ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is inactive is not doing anything or is not working. He certainly was not politically inactive... The satellite had been inactive since its launch two years ago. Ant: active Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 inactive — adjective a) Not active, temporarily or permanently The volcano is inactive, but is only dormant. b) Not functioning or operating; broken down The photocopier is inactive pending repair …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 inactive — in·ac·tive ( )in ak tiv adj not active: as a) marked by deliberate or enforced absence of activity or effort <forced by illness to lead an inactive life> b) of a disease not progressing or fulminating: QUIESCENT c ) (1) chemically inert… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 19 inactive — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ▪ remain ADVERB ▪ completely, totally ▪ H …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 Inactive —   An account which has had no transactions for a period is marked as inactive. If a transaction is made against an inactive account then special processing actions (such as extra controls) are often performed. If no transactions occur within a… …

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