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Definition of the adjective inactive

What does inactive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more inactive / most inactive

  1. (chemistry) not participating in a chemical reaction; chemically inert
  2. (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
  3. (military) not involved in military operations
  4. not exerting influence or change
  5. (of e.g. volcanos) not erupting and not extinct
  6. lacking in energy or will
  7. lacking activity; lying idle or unused
  8. not engaged in full-time work
    • examples: inactive reserve | an inactive member
    • antonym: active
    • similar: off; retired
  9. not active physically or mentally
  10. not in physical motion

Alternative definition of the adjective inactive


  1. Not active, temporarily or permanently
  2. Not functioning or operating; broken down
  3. Retired from duty or service
  4. [chemistry] Relatively inert
  5. [physics] Showing no optical activity in polarized light


"Inactive" is a composition.


  1. Inactive is a TRPV channel in invertebrates. Inactive mutant flies show locomotor and hearing deficits.
  2. Inactive: Indicates an absence of a measurable amount of a specific function or role performed by a biological entity in a Biophysical Process, Biochemical Reaction, or Biochemical Process.
  3. Inactive a.k.a. solute carrier family 35 (CMP-sialic acid transporter), member A1 is a gene.
    • also known as CMP-sialic acid transporter; solute carrier family 35 (CMP-sialic acid transporter), member 1; OTTHUMP00000040610; solute carrier family 35 (UDP-galactose transporter), member 1; mutated CMP-sialic acid transporter A1

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Inactive Neutral endopeptidase (NEP) bradykinin 1-7 (RPPGFSP) Inactive Angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) 1-5 (RPPGF) Inactive kallidin Carboxypeptidase N desArg10-kallidin (KRPPGFSPF) BT receptor ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

inactive, and (iii) relictic. It should, however, be noted that this classification is a theoretical concept. The transition between the three stages is actually continuous. Active rockglaciers (Figure 1, Figure 2 and Figure ...

Google previewDepartment of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (2011)

As Amended Through April 2010 by Barry Leonard

inactive duty training — Authorized training performed by a member of a Reserve Component not on active duty or active duty for training ...

Google previewCommunications Standard Dictionary (2012)

by Martin H. Weik

inactive program 507 impurity absorption. In lightwave transmission media, the absorption of light energy from a traveling or standing wave by foreign elements in the medium. Examples of such elements include iron, copper, vanadium, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms and Acronyms (2011)

by Us Department Of Defense

inactive duty training — Authorized training performed by a member of a Reserve Component not on active duty or active duty for training ...

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Scrabble value of I1N1A1C3T1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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