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inoperativeadjective

uk   /ɪˈnɒp.ər.ə.tɪv/ us   /ˌɪnˈɑː.pɚ.ə.t̬ɪv/ formal
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inoperativeadjective

uk   /ɪˈnɒpərətɪv/ us   formal
LAW if a law or rule is inoperative, it does not have any effect and cannot be used: Legislation to repeal inoperative provisions in the tax law was approved.
if a machine, system, etc. is inoperative, it does not work as it should and cannot be used: make/render sth inoperative The virus infects your PC and renders the whole operating system inoperative.
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