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 for Active wealth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Active \Ac"tive\, a. [F. actif, L. activus, fr. agere to act.]
     1. Having the power or quality of acting; causing change;
        communicating action or motion; acting; -- opposed to
        passive, that receives; as, certain active principles;
        the powers of the mind.
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     2. Quick in physical movement; of an agile and vigorous body;
        nimble; as, an active child or animal.
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              Active and nervous was his gait.      --Wordsworth.
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     3. In action; actually proceeding; working; in force; --
        opposed to quiescent, dormant, or extinct; as,
        active laws; active hostilities; an active volcano.
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     4. Given to action; constantly engaged in action; energetic;
        diligent; busy; -- opposed to dull, sluggish,
        indolent, or inert; as, an active man of business;
        active mind; active zeal.
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     5. Requiring or implying action or exertion; -- opposed to
        sedentary or to tranquil; as, active employment or
        service; active scenes.
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     6. Given to action rather than contemplation; practical;
        operative; -- opposed to speculative or theoretical;
        as, an active rather than a speculative statesman.
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     7. Brisk; lively; as, an active demand for corn.
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     8. Implying or producing rapid action; as, an active disease;
        an active remedy.
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     9. (Gram.)
        (a) Applied to a form of the verb; -- opposed to
            passive. See Active voice, under Voice.
        (b) Applied to verbs which assert that the subject acts
            upon or affects something else; transitive.
        (c) Applied to all verbs that express action as distinct
            from mere existence or state.
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     Active capital, Active wealth, money, or property that
        may readily be converted into money.
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     Syn: Agile; alert; brisk; vigorous; nimble; lively; quick;
          sprightly; prompt; energetic.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wealth \Wealth\, n. [OE. welthe, from wele; cf. D. weelde
     luxury. See Weal prosperity.]
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     1. Weal; welfare; prosperity; good. [Obs.] "Let no man seek
        his own, but every man another's wealth." --1 Cor. x. 24.
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     2. Large possessions; a comparative abundance of things which
        are objects of human desire; esp., abundance of worldly
        estate; affluence; opulence; riches.
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              I have little wealth to lose.         --Shak.
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              Each day new wealth, without their care, provides.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              Wealth comprises all articles of value and nothing
              else.                                 --F. A.
                                                    Walker.
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     3. (Econ.)
        (a) In the private sense, all property which has a money
            value.
        (b) In the public sense, all objects, esp. material
            objects, which have economic utility.
        (c) Those energies, faculties, and habits directly
            contributing to make people industrially efficient; in
            this sense, specifically called personal wealth.
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     Active wealth. See under Active.
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     Syn: Riches; affluence; opulence; abundance.
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