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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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Invigorated by the new hope, Mercy rose excitedly, weary of inaction in the empty room.
We were waiting for him to do something, to show his hand, so to say, and his inaction puzzled and worried us.
"At the same time, if I were a superstitious person I should consider this inaction ominous."
But this sudden outbreaking of temper as quickly subsided in the still and sullen restraint they most affected in their moments of inaction.
And that personage who appears there with a crown on his head and a sceptre in his hand is the Emperor Charlemagne, the supposed father of Melisendra, who, angered to see his son-in-law's inaction and unconcern, comes in to chide him; and observe with what vehemence and energy he chides him, so that you would fancy he was going to give him half a dozen raps with his sceptre; and indeed there are authors who say he did give them, and sound ones too; and after having said a great deal to him about imperilling his honour by not effecting the release of his wife, he said, so the tale runs,
It is often, by the impracticability of obtaining the concurrence of the necessary number of votes, kept in a state of inaction. Its situation must always savor of weakness, sometimes border upon anarchy.
"But, sir, he has fled; let him escape -- inaction is a pardonable offence."
On September 4, a woman committed suicide after consuming poison allegedly over "police inaction" on her complaint filed 20 days ago.
GILGIT -- A man committed suicide over police's alleged inaction to get his 10-year-old daughter recovered from kidnappers, who abducted the girl a week ago and also subjected her to sexual abuse, family sources said on Saturday.
The bank was fined for its inaction between 2010 and 2017 and it involved 10,400 employees.
For his part, Associate Justice Ramon Paul Hernando said the alleged inaction of the government does not refer to the current administration.