Inoperative



[in-op-er-uh-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, -op-uh-rey-tiv] /ɪnˈɒp ər ə tɪv, -ˈɒp rə tɪv, -ˈɒp əˌreɪ tɪv/

adjective
1.
not ; not in operation.
2.
without effect:
inoperative remedies.
3.
no longer in effect; void; canceled:
The earlier rule is now inoperative.
/ɪnˈɒpərətɪv; -ˈɒprə-/
adjective
1.
not operating
2.
useless or ineffective
adj.

1630s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + operative.

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