Inert

  • 21inert — 1. Slow in action; sluggish; inactive. 2. Devoid of active chemical properties, as the i. gases. 3. Denoting a drug or agent having no pharmacologic or therapeutic action. [L. iners, unskillful, sluggish, fr. in, neg. + ars, art] * * * in·ert in… …

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  • 22inert —    Stable, unable to move or act at all, or sluggish in motion. In chemistry, not readily reactive with other elements; thus forming few compounds. Inert substances and materials are not easily decomposed or otherwise modified chemically, which… …

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  • 23inert — in•ert [[t]ɪnˈɜrt, ɪˈnɜrt[/t]] adj. 1) having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active): inert matter[/ex] 2) chem. having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere 3) pha… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 24inert — /ɪnˈɜt / (say in ert) adjective 1. having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance: inert matter. 2. still, and apparently incapable of movement: *he lay exhausted and inert, his eyes closed, and with little to distinguish him from one… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 25inert — adj. 1 without inherent power of action, motion, or resistance. 2 without active chemical or other properties. 3 sluggish, slow. Phrases and idioms: inert gas = noble gas. Derivatives: inertly adv. inertness n. Etymology: L iners inert (as IN (1) …

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  • 26inert — nonmoving onmoving adj. Not moving. Opposite of {moving}. [Narrower terms: {at rest, inactive, motionless, static, still}; {becalmed ; {dead(prenominal), stagnant, standing(prenominal), still}; {frozen(predicate), rooted(predicate), stock still ; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 27inert — 1. adjective a) unable to move or act; inanimate b) sluggish or lethargic See Also: inert gas 2 …

    Wiktionary

  • 28inert — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. static, dormant; stagnant, dead. See inactivity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. still, dormant, inactive; see idle 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [in URT] inactive, motionless …

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  • 29inert — [17] The ert of inert is the same word as art. The word comes from Latin iners, which originally meant ‘unskilled’, but soon developed semantically to ‘inactive’. It was formed with the negative prefix in from ars ‘skill’, source of English art.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 30inert — adjective 1》 lacking the ability or strength to move.     ↘lacking vigour. 2》 chemically inactive. Derivatives inertly adverb inertness noun Origin C17: from L. iners, inert unskilled, inactive , from in + ars, art skill, art …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 31inert — adjective forces that once drove the economy have become inert Syn: unmoving, motionless, immobile, inanimate, still, stationary, static; dormant, sleeping; unconscious, comatose, lifeless, insensible, insensate, insentient; idle, inactive,… …

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  • 32inert — [ɪˈnɜːt] adj 1) not moving 2) science an inert substance does not produce a chemical reaction when it is mixed with other substances …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 33inert — adj (inert, a) KEMI obenägen att reagera med andra ämnen, inerta gaser …

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  • 34inert — [17] The ert of inert is the same word as art. The word comes from Latin iners, which originally meant ‘unskilled’, but soon developed semantically to ‘inactive’. It was formed with the negative prefix in from ars ‘skill’, source of English art.… …

    Word origins

  • 35inert — n. [L. iners, idle] Inactive; said of heterochromatin of chromosomes due to absence of gene mutations or effects on genetic balance; physiologically inactive …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 36inert — stetig; feststehend; alle nasenlang (umgangssprachlich); invariabel; unabänderlich; kontinuierlich; beständig; unveränderlich; immer wieder; ständig; …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 37inert — Synonyms and related words: abeyant, abiotic, apathetic, asleep, azoic, benumbed, blase, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, changeless, constant, contemplative, dead, debilitated, do nothing, dopey, dormant, droopy, drugged, dull, dumb, enervated,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 38inert — in|ert Mot Agut Adjectiu variable …

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  • 39inért — adj. m., pl. inérţi; f. sg. inértã, pl. inérte …

    Romanian orthography

  • 40inert — in|ẹrt auch: i|nẹrt 〈Adj.〉 untätig, träge; inerte Stoffe Stoffe, die keine Reaktion miteinander eingehen [Etym.: <frz. inerte »regungslos, leblos« <lat. iners »unfähig, untätig«] …

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