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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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as the blazing meteor when it descends to earth is only a stone.
At at that point, after the crowd ignored repeated requests and directions, inert smoke was used, after that didn't have an effect, tear gas was used.
It is also the first electric vehicle with an entirely environmentally stable and inert battery chemistry, there are no heavy metals or caustic materials used in the manufacturing of the BYD iron-phosphate battery.
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