Definitions for inactivity

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ac•tive*ɪnˈæk tɪv(adj.)

  1. not active:

    an inactive volcano.

  2. sedentary:

    an inactive life.

  3. sluggish; indolent.

  4. not on active military duty.

    Category: Military

  5. chemically inert. having no effect on polarized light.

    Category: Chemistry

* Syn: inactive , dormant , inert , torpid suggest lack of activity. inactive describes a person or thing that is not acting, moving, functioning, or operating: an inactive board member; inactive laws. dormant suggests the quiescence or inactivity of that which sleeps or seems to sleep, but may be roused to action: a dormant geyser. inert suggests something with no inherent power of motion or action; it may also refer to a person disinclined to move or act: the inert body of an accident victim. torpid suggests a state of suspended activity, esp. of animals that hibernate: Snakes are torpid in cold weather.

Origin of inactive:

1715–25

in`ac•tiv′i•ty(n.)

in•ac′tive•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaction, inactivity, inactiveness(noun)

    the state of being inactive

  2. inactiveness, inactivity, inertia(noun)

    a disposition to remain inactive or inert

    "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

  3. inactivity(noun)

    being inactive; being less active

Wiktionary

  1. inactivity(Noun)

    The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inactivity(noun)

    the state or quality of being inactive; inertness; as, the inactivity of matter

  2. Inactivity(noun)

    idleness; habitual indisposition to action or exertion; want of energy; sluggishness


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