inactive: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-ak'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. not active: an inactive volcano.
  2. sedentary or passive: an inactive life.
  3. sluggish; indolent.
  4. not on active duty.
    1. inert; unreactive.
    2. noting a compound that has no effect on polarized light.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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