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What is another word for inoperative?

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Not properly working or having the desired effect
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“The fire hydrants, which are sometimes found to be inoperative during the fire hazards in the town, should be revamped.”
Not legally valid or binding
“It is obvious that no patent can be invalid and inoperative by reason of its failure to describe and claim matter lying outside the limits of that invention.”
In an idle state due to not being used or employed
“A marginal machine can be expected to bring a daily net gain of $4,000, and an inoperative machine causes a net loss of $16,000 a day.”
Of no real use or worth
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“In the latter case, it would be a superfluous and inoperative clause in the deed.”
Nonliving, having no sentience or consciousness
Harmless or producing no ill effect
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