- inert; unreactive.
- noting a compound that has no effect on polarized light.
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synonym study for inactive
OTHER WORDS FROM inactivein·ac·tive·ly, adverbin·ac·tiv·i·ty, in·ac·tive·ness, noun
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Brown returns to the Buccaneers’ lineup after being inactive for the NFC championship game because of a knee injury.Super Bowl highlights: Bucs celebrate championship, Tom Brady wins MVP|Des Bieler, Mark Maske, Chuck Culpepper|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
Those accounts are moved to “inactive status” if the customer does not respond after 30 days, Martin said.Virginia pauses deactivation of idle E-ZPass accounts amid pandemic|Justin Wm. Moyer|February 3, 2021|Washington Post
Pederson also sparked a tanking controversy in the regular season finale when he sat down Hurts late in a close game and went with third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld, with Wentz on the game-day inactive list.Eagles working on a deal to hire Colts’ Nick Sirianni as new head coach|Mark Maske|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Her spokeswoman, Sami Gallegos, said Gonzalez intentionally went inactive for a period before that when she led the local labor council to avoid the impression that she was a legal representative for any individual union.Sacramento Report: Voepel Under Fire for ‘Shots Fired’ Remarks|Sara Libby|January 15, 2021|Voice of San Diego
By this point the domain had been inactive for two months already and nothing had catastrophically broken.A security researcher commandeered a country’s expired top-level domain to save it from hackers|Zack Whittaker|January 15, 2021|TechCrunch
Women who were active most days were more than three times more likely to have fertility problems than inactive women.Exercise and Fertility: Are You Too Fit to Get Pregnant?|DailyBurn|August 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tallahassee police say they made the case inactive after the victim stopped talking them—a claim that Carroll has denied.Jameis Winston Rape Ruling to Come After ACC Championship|Caroline Linton|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In online-dating speak, these inactive users are known as “date bait.”The New Rules of Online Dating|Lizzie Crocker, Abby Haglage|February 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The demolition work also is predicted to be more complicated because of inactive utility lines.Los Angeles Area Girds for Carmageddon II Freeway Closure|Christine Pelisek|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Arulanandam says it is “overly generous” to say that gun control groups are moribund and inactive.NRA Has Democrats Running Scared in Eric Holder Contempt Vote|Eleanor Clift, Patricia Murphy|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This product is dextro-rotatory; the laevo and inactive modifications occur in the so-called baldrianic camphor.
Few men could remain so patiently inactive as Seth, once he was convinced that inaction was the best course to pursue.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner
Having his entire force already on the field, he remained absolutely inactive while the enemy formed their line.
The long inactive, sluggish ecclesiastics suddenly seemed to feel the vigor to resist and the power to lead.
We should have to encounter there only a weak, inactive, and unenterprising people.The Rose of Old St. Louis|Mary Dillon