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inoperative


inoperative

adjective

Definition of INOPERATIVE

1
not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <be careful when putting your hands in even an inoperative garbage disposal>
2
not being in working order <looking for an expert to fix the inoperative grandfather clock>
3
having no legal or binding force <the decision of the state's supreme court has rendered the law inoperative>
Near Antonyms legal; working
Antonyms binding, good, valid

March 03, 2015
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