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INERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inert mean? 

INERT (adjective)
  The adjective INERT has 3 senses:

1. unable to move or resist motion
2. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
3. slow and apathetic

  Familiarity information: INERT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INERT (adjective)


Sense 1inert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unable to move or resist motion

Similar:

nonmoving; unmoving (not in motion)


Sense 2inert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

Synonyms:

inert; neutral; indifferent

Context examples:

inert matter / an indifferent chemical in a reaction

Similar:

unreactive (not reacting chemically)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


Sense 3inert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Slow and apathetic

Synonyms:

torpid; inert; sluggish; soggy

Context examples:

she was fat and inert / a sluggish worker / a mind grown torpid in old age

Similar:

inactive (not active physically or mentally)


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