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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]


Not operating

Context example:

an inoperative law


down (not functioning (temporarily or permanently))

dead; defunct (no longer in force or use; inactive)


operative (being in force or having or exerting force)

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