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inoperative

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1 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
  • be careful when putting your hands in even an inoperative garbage disposal

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2 not being in working order
  • looking for an expert to fix the inoperative grandfather clock

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3 having no legal or binding force
  • the decision of the state's supreme court has rendered the law inoperative

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The first known use of inoperative was circa 1631

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“Inoperative.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inoperative. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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