inert - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “inert”

See all translations

inert

adjective uk   /ɪˈnɜːt/  us   /-ˈnɝːt/

inert adjective (NOT MOVING)

not moving or not able to move: The inert figure of a man could be seen lying in the front of the car. not energetic or interesting: The narrative is inert and sloppy, as if the author had been writing half-asleep.

inert adjective (CHEMICAL)

specialized chemistry Inert substances do not produce a chemical reaction when another substance is added: inert gases
inertly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of inert from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of inert?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “inert” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Cannabidiol oil that comes from industrial hemp plants, which is what is infused into our e-juice, is 100 per cent legal.

Read More