Inactivity



[in-ak-tiv] /ɪnˈæk tɪv/

adjective
1.
not active:
an inactive volcano.
2.
sedentary or passive:
an inactive life.
3.
sluggish; indolent.
4.
Military. not on active duty.
5.
Chemistry.

/ɪnˈæktɪv/
adjective
1.
idle or inert; not active
2.
sluggish, passive, or indolent
3.
(military) of or relating to persons or equipment not in active service
4.
(chem) (of a substance) having little or no reactivity
5.
(of an element, isotope, etc) having little or no radioactivity
n.

1640s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + activity. Phrase masterly inactivity attested by 1791.
adj.

1725, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + active.

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