: not operative: as
a : not functioning <an inoperative clock>
b : having no effect or force <an inoperative law>
— in·op·er·a·tive·ness noun
Examples of INOPERATIVE
- The accident had rendered the vehicle inoperative.
- With the new federal law in place, the state law has become inoperative.
First Known Use of INOPERATIVE
Related to INOPERATIVE
- dead, dormant, fallow, free, idle, inert, inactive, latent, off, unused, vacant
- active, alive, busy, employed, functioning, going, living, on, operating, operative, running, working
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