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I can’t move: I have become sluggish (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

inactive

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Here is my best explanation:

'sluggish' is the definition.
('inactive' can be similar in meaning to 'sluggish')

'i can't move i have' is the wordplay.
'move' is an anagram indicator.
'i have' becomes 'ive'.
'cant' is an anagram of 'nact'.
'i'+'nact'+'ive'='INACTIVE'

'become' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for inactive that I've seen before include "Immobile, not working", "Passive, doing nothing", "Resting", "Quiescent", "Not moving/working", "Lifeless", "Having no effect", "Lethargic", "Unoccupied" and "sluggish".)

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