"inert" Definition

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

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Position in dictionary: 50774 of 111710 words.
Word Type: a., a., a.,
Words that start with "inert": 6
Words that end with "inert": 1
Words that contain "inert": 6
Next words in dictionary: inertia, inertion, inertitude, inertly, inertness, inerudite, inescapable, inescate, inescation, inescutcheon
Previous words in dictionary: inerringly, inerratic, inerrancy, inerrably, inerrableness, inerrable, inerrability, inernarrable, inermous, inermis

English Dictionary Definition of inert

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