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inaction

[in-ak-shuh n] /ɪnˈæk ʃən/
noun
1.
absence of action; idleness.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; in-3 + action
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British Dictionary definitions for in-action

inaction

/ɪnˈækʃən/
noun
1.
lack of action; idleness; inertia
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inaction

n.

1707, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + action.

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