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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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But scarcely half an hour after the sail had been hoisted, the rowers became inactive, reclining on their benches, and, making an eye-shade with their hands, pointed out to each other a white spot which appeared on the horizon as motionless as a gull rocked by the viewless respiration of the waves.
Within half an hour adjutants had been sent in various directions with orders which showed that the Russian troops, who had hitherto been inactive, would also soon have to meet the enemy.
Even the iron claw hung inactive; as if knowing that it was no intrinsic part of what the attacking force wanted.
The more she thought of the matter, the more convinced she became that the recent telephone message might be but a ruse to keep them inactive until the boy was safely hidden away or spirited out of England.
The frying-pan seemed to be held, inactive, behind the beneficent bars of the broiler.
Her swollen legs rendered her inactive. She considered herself to be of French descent, which might have been true; and after a good many years of married life with a licensed victualler of the more common sort, she provided for the years of widowhood by letting furnished apartments for gentlemen near Vauxhall Bridge Road in a square once of some splendour and still included in the district of Belgravia.
As to private considerations, I confess that if these vagabonds WOULD make some riotous demonstration (which does not appear impossible), and WOULD inflict some little chastisement on Haredale as a not inactive man among his sect, it would be extremely agreeable to my feelings, and would amuse me beyond measure.
People who were inactive in both 1984-1986 and 2006-2008 had a 2-fold higher likelihood of all-cause death and 2.7-fold greater risk of dying from cardiovascular disease.
In the second quarter of 2019, 31 percent, or 433.5 thousand people aged 1574, were inactive. i.e., were neither employed nor actively seeking a job.
Using data on more than 315,000 AARP members in six states, researchers found that compared to people who were consistently inactive, people who maintained the highest levels of leisure-time physical activity in each age period studied were at lower risk of all-cause mortality, as well as for mortality related to cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Berita Harian reported today that Rela began cancelling the services of the inactive members, including MPs and corporate captains, in several stages starting from October last year.
These "inactive" ingredients are called excipients and are there to pack out the active drug.