1 not participating in a chemical reaction; "desired amounts of inactive chlorine"
2 not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly [ant: active]
3 not active or exerting influence [ant: active]
4 of e.g. volcanos; permanently inactive; "an extinct volcano" [syn: extinct] [ant: active, dormant]
6 lacking in energy or will; "Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself"- George Meredith [syn: passive] [ant: active]
7 lacking activity; lying idle or unused; "an inactive mine"; "inactive accounts"; "inactive machinery" [ant: active]
8 not engaged in full-time work; "inactive reserve" ; "an inactive member of the department" [ant: active]
9 not active physically or mentally; "illness forced him to live an inactive life"; "dreamy and inactive by nature" [ant: active]
10 not engaged in military action [syn: reserve(a)]
- Not active, temporarily or permanently
- The volcano is inactive, but is only dormant.
- Not functioning
or operating; broken down
- The photocopier is inactive pending repair.
- Retired from
duty or service
- Admiral Jones is now on the inactive list.
- Aluminium is inactive towards water.
- Showing no optical
activity in polarized light
- Synthetic glycine is optically inactive as it contains equal amounts of the d- and l- form.
Not functioning or operating; broken down
- Finnish: rikki
Retired from duty or service
Showing no optical activity in polarized light
abeyant, apathetic, asleep, at a standstill, cataleptic, catatonic, contemplative, dead, deliberate, disengaged, do-nothing, dopey, dormant, dull, easy, flat, foul, groggy, hasteless, heavy, idle, immobile, in abeyance, in suspense, inanimate, indolent, inert, inoperative, jobless, lackadaisical, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, languid, languorous, latent, lazy, leaden, leisurely, lethargic, lifeless, listless, logy, meditative, motionless, neuter, neutral, ossified, out of work, pacific, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, peaceful, phlegmatic, placid, procrastinating, quiescent, quiet, quietist, quietistic, relaxed, resting, sedentary, serene, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, somnolent, stagnant, stagnating, standing, standpat, static, stationary, still, supine, suspended, tame, torpid, tranquil, unactive, unaroused, unemployed, unhasty, unhurried, unmoving, unoccupied, vegetable, vegetative