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non-active

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Definition of non-active in English:

adjective

1Not participating or working: non-active trustees a non-active placebo tablet
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  • The chair has to communicate the frustrations of the active trustees to the nonactive trustees in order to stimulate their participation in board activities.
  • Gang members active over the entire four-year period had mortality rates of 25 percent, while nonactive members had mortality rates below 2 percent.
  • In the present study, sentences that were active were judged to be more important and were read more slowly than nonactive sentences.
2Not engaging in physically energetic pursuits: sometimes skinny girls have non-active lifestyles, while some bigger girls are more active
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  • The Guides recommend that inactive children and youth increase time spent on physical activity, and reduce "nonactive" time spent on TV, video, computer games and the internet.
  • Nutritionalists suggest that non-active people should drink about 3-4 pints of water a day, though few do.
  • He recruited groups of non-athletic men aged 20 to 43, either to play football or go jogging three times a week, before comparing the results with a control group of similarly aged non-active men.

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