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adjective     inactive pronunciation in British English
  1. 2
    not working or operating

    an inactive nuclear plant

    1. a.
      an inactive disease or other threat is present but not doing anything at this time

      a city built on a relatively inactive fault line

  2. 3
    an inactive volcano is not dangerous because it can no longer erupt
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    science an inactive chemical substance does not react strongly with other substances

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     inactivity pronunciation in British English
/ˌɪnækˈtɪvəti/ noun [uncountable]

The players have now had more than a month of inactivity.

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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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