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  • adj. Not active; inactive; inert.


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  • He is, we all believe, a nonactive gay man and has obvious crushes on the hotter young men in the class.

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  • One middle school teacher uses the digital recorder in the phone to proofread and write papers -- and has 4-5 nonactive cell phones for kids to use who don't have one -- the recorder still works and REALLY helps the kids see their writing errors.

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  • In Ndaleni township, a gang attacked the home of Mandla Nxumalo, 41, described by one neighbor as a "" nonactive '' member of the ANC.

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  • Can closing nonactive cards harm your credit score?

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  • Such active ingredients are more likely to create severe reactions than nonactive ingredients.

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  • Being relegated to nonactive roles stung on a day where she'd taken a few too many hits.

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  • Barky was still holding the nonactive EFT card, doing the old gambler's trick of "walking" it from one finger to another.

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  • The metabolism of serotonin from its active to its nonactive form is accelerated.

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  • For example, monoamine oxidase prevents an oversupply of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine by converting it into a nonactive compound.

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  • They first measured the level of pituitary and brain beta-endorphin in two forms: the acetylated, nonactive form, and the nonacetylated, active form.

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