Crossword Genius

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

Ross

I believe the answer is:

inactive

Here is my best explanation:

'sluggish' is the definition.

('inactive' can be similar in meaning to 'sluggish')

'i cant move i have' is the subsidiary indication.

'move' is an anagram indicator.

'i have' becomes 'ive'.

'cant' with letters rearranged gives 'nact'.

'i'+'nact'+'ive'='inactive'

'become' is the link.

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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