Associations to the word «Inert»


INERT, adjective. Unable to move or act; inanimate.
INERT, adjective. Sluggish or lethargic.
INERT, adjective. In chemistry, not readily reacting with other elements or compounds.
INERT, adjective. Having no therapeutic action.
INERT, noun. (chemistry) A substance that does not react chemically.
INERT GAS, noun. (chemistry) A gas which does not undergo chemical reactions.
INERT GAS, noun. (chemistry) (specifically) A noble gas.
INERT GASES, noun. Plural of inert gas

Dictionary definition

INERT, adjective. Unable to move or resist motion.
INERT, adjective. Having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive; "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction".
INERT, adjective. Slow and apathetic; "she was fat and inert"; "a sluggish worker"; "a mind grown torpid in old age".

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley