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inactive

1. Chem (of a substance) having little or no reactivity
2. (of an element, isotope, etc.) having little or no radioactivity
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From this state of inaction he was then recalled, shining very much and roaring violently, to partake of--well?
A full stomach conduces to inaction, and the cub lay in the cave, sleeping against his mother's side.
Inaction is unendurable; solitude has become horrible to me.
But the Honest Man explained that as he was merely the agent of a company of other honest men it was none of his affair; and when the officers came to serve him with a subpoena he hid himself behind his back and wiled away the dragging hours of retirement and inaction by picking his own pockets.
So frightful was the situation--the mysterious light burned with so silent and awful a menace; the noxious plants, the trees that by common consent are invested with a melancholy or baleful character, so openly in his sight conspired against his peace; from overhead and all about came so audible and startling whispers and the sighs of creatures so obviously not of earth--that he could endure it no longer, and with a great effort to break some malign spell that bound his faculties to silence and inaction, he shouted with the full strength of his lungs
As it was, the "little dinner" compelled me to wait in absolute inaction through a whole week.
My brain had become so alert and eager, so quickened by the wonder of the new world the books had discovered to it, that it now suffered all the misery of stagnancy and inaction.
He rose again from the heather, weary of inaction, and resolved to walk backward and forward, within view of his post, for a change.
Invigorated by the new hope, Mercy rose excitedly, weary of inaction in the empty room.
I tried to speak lightly to our worthy landlady, but I was myself somewhat uneasy when through the long night I still from time to time heard the dull sound of his tread, and knew how his keen spirit was chafing against this involuntary inaction.
We were waiting for him to do something, to show his hand, so to say, and his inaction puzzled and worried us.
He has accompanied this incoherence with some wild unmeaning gestures; but they trail off into the progressive inaction of stupor, and he lies a log upon the bed.