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INOPERATIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inoperative mean? 

INOPERATIVE (adjective)
  The adjective INOPERATIVE has 1 sense:

1. not operating

  Familiarity information: INOPERATIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INOPERATIVE (adjective)


Sense 1inoperative [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not operating

Context example:

an inoperative law

Similar:

down (not functioning (temporarily or permanently))

dead; defunct (no longer in force or use; inactive)

Antonym:

operative (being in force or having or exerting force)


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