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Definition of 'inert'


  1. unable to move or resist motion
  2. having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
       Synonyms: indifferent neutral
  3. slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age"
       Synonyms: sluggish soggy torpid

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