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Definitions of inert

  1. (chemistry) having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. unable to move or resist motion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Having no power of motion or action; lifeless; sluggish. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. 1. Slow in action, sluggish. 2. Having no therapeutic action, noting a drug. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Dull: senseless: inactive: slow: without the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion: powerless. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. INERTLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. INERTNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Dull; inactive; powerless. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Having no power to move; possessing inertia; sluggish. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; indisposed to act; inactive; sluggish. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Without the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion impressed; slow to act; sluggish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. [Latin] Physiologically inactive; appl. heterochromatic region of chromosome with paucity of active genes. na
  18. in-[.e]rt', 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  19. Without inherent power of action, motion, or resistance; without active chemical or other properties; sluggish, slow. Hence inertly adv., inertness n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  20. Dull, sluggish, motionless. Complete Dictionary

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