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Definition of Inert


  1. Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
  2. Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
  3. Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect.

Inert Translations

inert in Dutch is bewegingloos, traag, energieloos
inert in German is inaktiv
inert in Latin is torpeo, ignavus
inert in Norwegian is treg
inert in Portuguese is inerte