unable to move or resist motion
inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)
having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
"inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
inert, sluggish, soggy, torpid(adj)
slow and apathetic
"she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
A substance that does not react chemically.
unable to move or act; inanimate
sluggish or lethargic
in chemistry, not readily reacting with other elements or compounds
having no therapeutic action
Origin: From inerte, from iners.
destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert
indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless
not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect
In English, to be inert is to be in a state of doing little or nothing.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-ėrt′, adj. dull: senseless: inactive: slow: without the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion: powerless.—n. Iner′tia, inertness: the inherent property of matter by which it tends to remain for ever at rest when still, and in motion when moving.—adv. Inert′ly.—n. Inert′ness. [Fr.,—L. iners—in, not, ars, art.]
The numerical value of inert in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of inert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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