What does the word passive mean?

Usage examples for passive

  1. People like ourselves who haven't been passive or persuaded. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  2. Passive movements and massage are employed from the first. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. Mother Nature of the rough hand and tender heart would scar the hurt, and little by little its agony would numb into a passive submission. – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond