Definitions for inertɪnˈɜrt, ɪˈnɜrt
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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.
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