inactive Tweet Definition of inactive Like Definition of inactive on Facebook
  1. Not active, temporarily or permanently
    The volcano is , but is only dormant.
  2. Not functioning or operating; broken down
    The photocopier is pending repair.
  3. Retired from duty or service
    Admiral Jones is now on the list.
  4. (chemistry) Relatively inert
    Aluminium is towards water.
  5. (physics) Showing no optical activity in polarized light
    Synthetic glycine is optically as it contains equal amounts of the d- and l- form.
    Etymology: From in- + active

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