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English definition of “inert”

inert

adjective (NOT MOVING)    /ɪˈnɜːt/ US  /-ˈnɝːt/
not moving or not able to move: The inert figure of a man could be seen lying in the front of the car.Immobility not energetic or interesting: The narrative is inert and sloppy, as if the author had been writing half-asleep.Passive and not working inertly     /-li/ adverb Movement
(Definition of inert adjective (NOT MOVING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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