Inert

Definition of Inert

In`ert´
a.1.
1.Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
2.Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
The inert and desponding party of the court.
- Macaulay.
3.Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect; as, the noble gases are chemically inert.

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