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"inactive" in British English

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inactiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈæk.tɪv/
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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inactiveadjective

 us   /ɪnˈæk·tɪv/
doing nothing: Knee ​surgery will ​keep him ​physically inactive for two ​months. About ​half of the ​clubmembers are inactive.
inactivity
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪn·ækˈtɪv·ɪ·t̬i/
The ​journey was ​long, and he ​found the inactivity ​boring.
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"inactive" in Business English

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inactiveadjective

uk   us   /ɪnˈæktɪv/
doing nothing or not doing what you have usually done: an inactive ​member of an ​advisoryboard Voters who have not ​participated in an ​election in three ​years are considered inactive. People are classed as economically inactive if they are not ​seekingwork or not ​available to ​work.
STOCK MARKET not ​buying or ​selling very much: Many Tokyo ​investors were inactive ​ahead of Friday's ​specialquotation.
not ​operating or being used: The ​company is inactive rather than ​insolvent. an inactive ​company/​entity an inactive ​quarry/​oilrig
(Definition of inactive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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