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1‘over the next few days I was horribly inactive’
idle, indolent, lazy, lifeless, slothful, lethargic, inert, slow, sluggish, stagnant, dozy, unenergetic, listless, languishing, vegetating, torpid
2‘the device remains inactive while the computer is started up’
inoperative, non-functioning, idle, turned off, dormant
not working, out of service, unused, out of use, not in use, unoccupied, unemployed, inert, dead
active, in use
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.