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Spanish translation of “passive”

passive

adjective /ˈpӕsiv/
showing no interest, emotion etc , or not resisting an attack etc
pasivo
The villagers showed passive resistance to the enemy
(linguistics) of the form of the verb used when the subject receives the action of the verb, for example in the sentence ’The boy was bitten by the dog’.
(voz) pasiva
passively adverb
pasivamente, con pasividad
passiveness noun
pasividad
passivity noun
pasividad
passive smoking noun the fact of breathing in smoke from other people’s cigarettes
Fumador Pasivo
the dangers of passive smoking.
(Definition of passive from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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