inert

  • 1Inert — In*ert , a. [L. iners, inertis, unskilled, idle; pref. in + ars art: cf. F. inerte. See {Art}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert. [1913 Webster] 2. Indisposed to… …

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  • 2inert — INÉRT, Ă, inerţi, te, adj. 1. Nemişcat, fără viată, neînsufleţit. ♦ Inactiv din fire, lipsit de vigoare, de vioiciune, moale, molâu. 2. (fiz.; despre corpuri) Care are inerţie; (despre masa corpurilor) care se referă la inerţie. 3. (chim.; despre …

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  • 3inert — [in ʉrt′] adj. [L iners, without skill or art, idle < in , not + ars (gen. artis), skill, ART3)] 1. having inertia; without power to move, act, or resist 2. tending to be physically or mentally inactive; dull; slow 3. having or exhibiting… …

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  • 4inert — index dead, dormant, idle, inactive, languid, lifeless (dull), otiose, phlegmatic …

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  • 5inert — inert* <aus gleichbed. lat. iners, Gen. inertis> (veraltet) untätig, träge; unbeteiligt; inerte Stoffe: reaktionsträge Stoffe, die sich an gewissen chem. Vorgängen nicht beteiligen (z. B. Edelgase; Chem.) …

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  • 6inert — • inert, trög, inaktiv, slapp, overksam …

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  • 7inert — (adj.) 1640s, from Fr. inerte (16c.) or directly from L. inertem (nom. iners) unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless, from in without + ars (gen. artis) skill (see ART (Cf. art) (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from… …

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  • 8inert — inactive, passive, idle, supine Analogous words: lifeless, inanimate, *dead: impotent, *powerless: apathetic, impassive, phlegmatic, stolid Antonyms: dynamic: animated Contrasted words: *active, operative, live: alert, vigilant, *watchful …

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  • 9inert — [adj] not moving; lifeless apathetic, asleep, dead, dormant, down, dull, idle, immobile, impassive, impotent, inactive, inanimate, indolent, languid, languorous, lazy, leaden, listless, motionless, numb, paralyzed, passive, phlegmatic, powerless …

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  • 10inert — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking the ability or strength to move. 2) chemically inactive. DERIVATIVES inertly adverb inertness noun. ORIGIN Latin iners, unskilled, inactive , from in not + ars skill, art …

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  • 11Inert — In English, to be inert is to be in a state of doing little or nothing. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Pesticides 3 Number theory 4 Munitions 5 …

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  • 12inert — [[t]ɪnɜ͟ː(r)t[/t]] 1) ADJ Someone or something that is inert does not move at all. He covered the inert body with a blanket. 2) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe something as inert, you are criticizing it because it is not very lively or… …

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  • 13inert — adj. VERBS ▪ be, remain ▪ become ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ She lay completely inert on her bed. ▪ …

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  • 14inert — in|ert [ıˈnə:t US ə:rt] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: iners unskilled, doing nothing , from ars skill, art ] 1.) technical not producing a chemical reaction when combined with other substances ▪ inert gases 2.) literary not moving, or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15inert — in|ert [ ı nɜrt ] adjective 1. ) someone who is inert does nothing when they should be taking action 2. ) SCIENCE an inert substance does not produce a chemical reaction when it is mixed with other substances: an inert gas 3. ) not moving 4. )… …

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  • 16inert — adjective 1 not having the strength or power to move: an inert form lying on the bed 2 very slow and unwilling to take any action: Congress remained inert and skeptical about the proposal. 3 technical not producing a chemical reaction when… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17inert — UK [ɪˈnɜː(r)t] / US [ɪˈnɜrt] adjective 1) someone who is inert does nothing when they should be taking action 2) chemistry an inert substance does not produce a chemical reaction when it is mixed with other substances an inert gas 3) not moving… …

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  • 18inert — adjective Etymology: Latin inert , iners unskilled, idle, from in + art , ars skill more at arm Date: 1647 1. lacking the power to move 2. very slow to move or act ; sluggish 3. deficient in active properties; especially lacking a usual or… …

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  • 19Inert — Als chemisch inert (lat. für untätig, unbeteiligt, träge) bezeichnet man Substanzen, die unter den jeweilig gegebenen Bedingungen mit potentiellen Reaktionspartnern (Luft, Wasser, Edukte und Produkte einer Reaktion) nicht oder nur in… …

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  • 20inert — inertly, adv. inertness, n. /in errt , i nerrt /, adj. 1. having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active): inert matter. 2. Chem. having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the… …

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