Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.
Unable to move or act; inanimate.
Not being, and never having been alive, especially not like humans and animals.
In chemistry, not readily reacting with other elements or compounds.
(grammar) Not animate.
Having no therapeutic action.
(rare) Something that is not alive.
(chemistry) A substance that does not react chemically.
(obsolete) To animate.
To fill with an inert gas to reduce the risk of explosion.
Destitute of the power of moving itself, or of active resistance to motion; as, matter is inert.
Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances.
‘Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves.’;
Indisposed to move or act; very slow to act; sluggish; dull; inactive; indolent; lifeless.
‘The inert and desponding party of the court.’; ‘It present becomes extravagant, then imbecile, and at length utterly inert.’;
belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things;
‘the word `car' is inanimate’;
Not having or manifesting active properties; not affecting other substances when brought in contact with them; powerless for an expected or desired effect; as, the noble gases are chemically inert.
‘Even the favored isles . . . Can boast but little virtue; and, inertThrough plenty, lose in morals what they gainIn manners - victims of luxurious ease.’; ‘Doomed to lose four months in inactive obscurity.’; ‘Sluggish Idleness, the nurse of sin,Upon a slothful ass he chose to ride.’;
not endowed with life;
‘the inorganic world is inanimate’; ‘inanimate objects’; ‘dead stones’;
unable to move or resist motion
appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse;
‘an inanimate body’; ‘pulseless and dead’;
having only a limited ability to react chemically; not active;
‘inert matter’; ‘an indifferent chemical in a reaction’;
slow and apathetic;
‘she was fat and inert’; ‘a sluggish worker’; ‘a mind grown torpid in old age’;