inoperative

[in-op-er-uh-tiv, -op-ruh-tiv, -op-uh-rey-tiv]
adjective
1.
not operative; not in operation.
2.
without effect: inoperative remedies.
3.
no longer in effect; void; canceled: The earlier rule is now inoperative.

Origin:
1625–35; in-3 + operative

inoperativeness, noun
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inoperative (ɪnˈɒpərətɪv, -ˈɒprə-)
 
adj
1.  not operating
2.  useless or ineffective
 
in'operativeness
 
n

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Example sentences
Ironically, this was the same day that the local weather radar became operational after being inoperative for several years.
The smelter has been inoperative for several years, with negotiations and planning for cleanup of the site occurring since then.
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