inert inert  /ɪ ˈnɜrt/


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


  • She movements maybe sluggish owing to age but her mind is not inert because she regales herself by doing crosswords everyday.


  • CF Says 1 Dead, 7 Injured in Louisiana Plant Accident

    The accident happened at about 6 p.m. yesterday in a part of the plant that had been shut for maintenance, the Deerfield, Illinois-based company said yesterday in a statement. CF said the incident involved the rupture of an inert nitrogen vessel during the off-loading of nitrogen.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "What passes for the Nigerian nation is nothing more than a tragic arena and Yar'Adua is only the latest tragic figure. The vampires, including those within his own family, turned him into a mere inert resource for their diabolical schemes. They...
    on May 9, 2010 By: Wole Soyinka Source: THISDAY

  2. "Plastic itself is a chemically inert substance, used world-wide for packaging and is not per-se hazardous to health and environment. Recycling of plastic, if carried out as per approved procedures and guidelines, may not be an environmental or...
    on Jul 8, 2009 By: Jairam Ramesh Source: Business Standard

  3. "He is normally a gentle, quiet, shy person," Denbeaux said late Saturday. "He sat there in a subdued state that was almost inert. He was colossally depressed."
    on Jun 11, 2006 By: Mark Denbeaux Source: USA Today

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