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Definition: optically inactive
Inactive \In*ac"tive\, a. [Pref. in- not + active: cf. F.
1. Not active; having no power to move; that does not or can
not produce results; inert; as, matter is, of itself,
2. Not disposed to action or effort; not diligent or
industrious; not busy; idle; as, an inactive officer.
3. (Chem. & Opt.) Not exhibiting any action or activity on
polarized light; optically inactive; optically neutral;
-- said of isomeric forms of certain substances, in
distinction from other forms which are optically active;
as, racemic acid is an inactive tartaric acid.
4. (Chem. & Biochem.) Lacking biological or biochemical
activity; not causing a specific biological or biochemical
effect; -- said of substances such as enzymes which have
lost their catalytic power, or of small molecules which
are tested for some type of biological activity and found
to lack that activity; as, after boiling for ten minutes,
the enzyme was totally inactive; the methyl analog was
inactive as an antibiotic.
Syn: Inert; dull; sluggish; idle; indolent; slothful; lazy.