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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke