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Meaning of INOPERATIVE

Pronunciation:  in'√Ępurutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not operating; "an inoperative law"
 

INOPERATIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: dead, defunct, down
 
 Antonyms: operative
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*op"er*a*tive\, a. [Pref. in- not + operative.]
Not operative; not active; producing no effects; as, laws
renderd inoperative by neglect; inoperative remedies or
processes.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: barren, bootless, broken, counterproductive, effete, empty, etiolated, fatuitous, fatuous, feckless, fruitless, functionless, futile, haywire, in disrepair, inadequate, inane, inapplicable, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inoperable, invalid, nonfunctional, nonutilitarian, nugacious, nugatory, of no force, on the blink, on the fritz, otiose, out of commission, out of condition, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of repair, out of tune, out of whack, sterile, unavailing, unconducive, unemployable, unfit, unhelpful, unsuitable, unusable, unworkable, useless, vain
 

 

 

 

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