- inert; unreactive.
- noting a compound that has no effect on polarized light.
- inactivated poliovirus vaccine,
- inactive repressor,
Origin of inactive
Examples from the Web for inactivity
While some may classify that inactivity as laziness or indifference, Brown suggests the contrary.
To keep you off your seat and on your feet, many trackers will even vibrate after a certain timeframe of inactivity.
At long last, a rest—although God knows it takes full as much energy to unwind and force the inactivity as it does to be active.Leonard Bernstein Asked About Hemingway, So Martha Gellhorn Set the Record Straight|Leonard Bernstein, Martha Gellhorn|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Could it be that we are simply poorly adapted to inactivity?Is Your Chair Killing You? The Consequences of Comfort|Daniel E. Lieberman|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“This can then lead to inactivity, which can lead to frailty, then to ill health,” she says.A 100-Year-Old-Driver Crashes into School Kids. Time to Take Grandpa’s Car Keys?|Jamie Reno|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If he could only have been surer that he was inwardly sincere he would not have been uneasy over his inactivity.The Wild Olive|Basil King
In the sea-scurvy there exists an inactivity of venous absorption, whence vibices and petechi, and sometimes ulcers.Zoonomia, Vol. II|Erasmus Darwin
But Smith could not be contented with a life of inactivity, however plentifully supplied.
Maurice made no serious effort to relieve them, and his inactivity caused much discontent and adverse comment.History of Holland|George Edmundson
In the name of the reigning deities, the human intellect is too often condemned to inactivity and stagnation.