View definitions for inert
adjective as in not moving; lifeless
Sometimes it’s more expensive, sometimes it’s not — but if it is, it may be worth the extra investment in your health so that you can avoid ingesting trace amounts of pesticides and the inert ingredients in pesticides, which include some phthalates.
For a bomb to be useful, it needs to remain inert until deliberately armed, it needs to cause an explosion of a useful size, and it ideally uses the minimum amount of material to make all that work.
Even ExxonMobil, which has been more inert on that score, announced this week that it will launch a $3 billion carbon-capture-and-sequestration affiliate that will be called ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions.
For a long time, Pluto was believed to be an airless, inert world.
The investigators chose not to use an inert saline solution for the control group because both vaccines can cause side effects such as achiness, fever and fatigue.
Surrounded by inert goods, we felt hemmed in, pushed toward a lifestyle cul-de-sac.
Instead of upending the genre as Joe Millionaire did, the inert Harry mostly shows how much things have changed since then.
Is the market an inert force to be manipulated and exploited, to deprive it of hard-earned cash?
(The choppy, inert 2000 TV movie with Toby Stephens, Mira Sorvino and Paul Rudd barely registered a blip).
By doing so, we make the tax code more progressive, and mobilize capital that is otherwise inert.
Inside the Continental Exhibition Corporation one man was slumped over a desk, an automatic half-gripped in his inert hand.
Inert forms were being carried out of houses where chimneys or skylights had gone through the roof.
So inert, despondent, and lethargic a moment before, he now seemed full to overflowing of life and animation.
The next moment it wilted, rolled downward with outstretched arms, and collapsed upon the gravel, an inert mass.
Mrs Beazeley, the housekeeper, has become inert and querulous from rheumatism and the burden of added years.
On this page you'll find 101 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to inert, such as: dormant, immobile, impotent, inactive, listless, and motionless.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.