How does the passive interface command works in EIGRP?

Usually passive interface command is used in routing protocols to accept information from neighbors but prevent it from sending information to neighbors

But in case of EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) it is exactly opposite.EIGRP discovers neighbours using the hello packets,before accepting routes and installing them in the routing table. Hello messages are usually sent and received on the interface on which EIGRP is configured. Passive interface command stops the sending and receiving hello packets.This breakes all existing neighbouship through that interface and stops learning of any new routes through that interface.