inert


adjective

  1. having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active): inert matter.
  2. Chemistry. having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere.
  3. Pharmacology. having no pharmacological action, as the excipient of a pill.
  4. inactive or sluggish by habit or nature.

adjective

  1. having no inherent ability to move or to resist motion
  2. inactive, lazy, or sluggish
  3. having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive
adj.

1640s, from French inerte (16c.) or directly from Latin inertem (nominative iners) “unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless,” from in- “without” + ars (genitive artis) “skill” (see art (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from 1885. Of persons or creatures, from 1774.

adj.

  1. Sluggish in action or motion; lethargic.
  2. Not readily reactive with other chemical elements; forming few or no chemical compounds.
  3. Having no pharmacologic or therapeutic action.

  1. Not chemically reactive.

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