inert: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in-ûrt', i-nûrt'), [key]
- having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance (opposed to active): inert matter.
- having little or no ability to react, as nitrogen that occurs uncombined in the atmosphere.
- having no pharmacological action, as the excipient of a pill.
- inactive or sluggish by habit or nature.
- inert (Thesaurus)