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Inactive meaning

inactive - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. not engaged in full- time work; " inactive reserve" ; " an inactive member of the department"
  2. 2. not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
  3. 3. Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself, inactive.
  4. 4. Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer.
  5. 5. 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 - examples of usage

  1. " If it is accepted- if your love for her is perfect enough to forget itself- if you are able to make your mind altogether inactive-" " Then how shall I work- if not with my mind?" - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
  2. He was forced to remain partially inactive, though he paced from smoking to observation- car time and time again. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
  3. In learning a lesson she could not remain inactive. - "Garrison's Finish A Romance of the Race-Course", W. B. M. Ferguson.
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