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Definition of Inactive

Inactive

  1. Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself, inactive.
  2. Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer.
  3. Not active; inert; esp., not exhibiting any action or activity on polarized light; optically neutral; -- said of isomeric forms of certain substances, in distinction from other forms which are optically active; as, racemic acid is an inactive tartaric acid.

Inactive Translations

inactive in German is tatenlos, inaktiv
inactive in Latin is torpeo
inactive in Norwegian is uvirksom
inactive in Spanish is inactivo
inactive in Swedish is inaktiv
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