HyperDic: inactive

English > 10 senses of the word inactive:
ADJECTIVEallinactive(chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction
allinactive(pathology) not progressing or increasing
allinactive, nonoperational(military) not involved in military operations
allinactivenot exerting influence or change
allinactive, dormant(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
allinactive, passivelacking in energy or will
allinactivelacking activity
allinactivenot engaged in full-time work
allinactivenot active physically or mentally
allinactive, motionless, static, stillnot in physical motion / motion
inactive > pronunciation
Soundsihnae'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert.
Example"desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderunreactive(chemistry) not reacting chemically
Spanishinactivo
Nounsinactivitythe state of being inactive
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly.
CategorypathologyThe branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
Narrowerdead-endlacking opportunities for development or advancement
flatcommercially inactive
indolent(of tumors, e.g.) slow to heal or develop and usually painless
latent(pathology) not presently active
quiescent(pathology) causing no symptoms
Oppositeactivetending to become more severe or wider in scope
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 3
Meaning(military) not involved in military operations.
Synonymnonoperational
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Oppositeoperational(military) of or intended for or involved in military operations
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 4
Meaningnot exerting influence or change.
Narrowerquiescentnot active or activated
OppositeactiveExerting influence or producing a change or effect
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 5
Meaning(of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct.
Synonymdormant
Attribute ofdormancy, quiescence, quiescencyA state of quiet (but possibly temporary) inaction
Narrowerquiescentquiet or still or inactive
Oppositeactive(of e.g. volcanos) erupting or liable to erupt
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
Nounsinactivity, inactivenessthe state of being inactive
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 6
Meaninglacking in energy or will.
Synonympassive
Attribute ofpassivity, passivenessThe trait of remaining inactive
Narrowerhands-offnot involving participation or intervention
resistless, unresistingoffering no resistance
supinePassive as a result of indolence or indifference
Oppositeactivedisposed to take action or effectuate change
Spanishinactivo, pasivo
Catalaninactiu, passiu
Nounsinactiveness, inactivitya disposition to remain inactive or inert
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 7
Meaninglacking activity; lying idle or unused / unused.
Examples
  • "an inactive mine"
  • "inactive accounts"
  • "inactive machinery"
Narrowerdarknot giving performances
deadDevoid of activity
dull, slow, sluggish(of business) not active or brisk
idle, unusednot in active use
strikeboundClosed or immobilized by a strike
OppositeactiveFull of activity or engaged in continuous activity
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
Nounsinactivenessthe state of being inactive
inactivitybeing inactive
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 8
Meaningnot engaged in full-time work.
Examples
  • "inactive reserve"
  • "an inactive member"
Narroweroffnot performing or scheduled for duties
retiredno longer active in your work or profession
OppositeactiveEngaged in full-time work
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
Nounsinactivitybeing inactive
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 9
Meaningnot active physically or mentally.
Examples
  • "illness forced him to live an inactive life"
  • "dreamy and inactive by nature"
Attribute ofactiveness, activityThe trait of being active
Narrowerabeyant, dormantInactive but capable of becoming active
desk-bound, deskboundrestricted to working in an office rather than in an active physical capacity
hypoactive, underactiveabnormally inactive
inert, sluggish, soggy, torpidSlow and apathetic / apathetic
sedentaryRequiring sitting or little activity
See alsolethargic, unenergeticDeficient in alertness or activity
OppositeactiveCharacterized by energetic / energetic activity
Spanishinactivo
Catalaninactiu
Nounsinactivenessa disposition to remain inactive or inert
English > inactive: 10 senses > adjective 10
Meaningnot in physical motion / motion.
Synonymsmotionless, static, still
Broadernonmoving, unmovingnot in motion
Spanishestático, inactivo, inmóvil, parado, quedo, quieto
Catalanestàtic, immòbil, inactiu, parat, quiet
Nounsinactivitythe state of being inactive

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