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Inert meaning

inert - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active; " inert matter"; " an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
  2. 2. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
  3. 3. Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
  4. 4. Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.
  5. 5. Dull; inactive; powerless.

inert - examples of usage

  1. He sat on the edge of the bed, let his hands fall heavy and inert between his knees, and for a long time did not change his attitude. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. This inert material is pulled about in various directions by strings which we call muscles, according to the movements we wish our bodies to make, and these muscles are set in motion by the vibrations of the nerves. - "The Law and the Word", Thomas Troward.
  3. Neela Deo staggered and swayed ever so slowly forward, with his head low and his trunk resting heavy and inert on Kudrat Sharif's shoulder; but he got in. - "Son of Power", Will Levington Comfort and Zamin Ki Dost.
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