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inert

Chem having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

inert

[i′nərt]
(science and technology)
Lacking an activity, reactivity, or effect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The silicon oxide layer is chemically inert and sharply reduces oxygen and moisture permeability.
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It is comprised of hydrogen peroxide and at least 20% by volume of inert particles chosen from particles of titanium oxides, zinc oxides, carbonates, silicates, sulfides, polyamides, polyesters, polystyrenes, polyurethanes, polycyanoacrylates, polyethylenes, polymethyl methacrylates, polypropylenes, polycarbonates, Teflon, silicone elastomers, waxes and complex synthetic compounds.
Public-safety advocates have long been concerned about the so-called inert ingredients of pesticides--which their manufacturers aren't required to disclose.
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Huntingdon Fusion says for welding stainless steel pipes up to 12 inches in diameter, a new range of purging systems has been launched that allows the introduction of inert gas to reduce the oxygen content of pipes faster and allow welding to begin sooner than previously possible.
When the energy generated by these primary points is accessed through various devices described below, the inert gases provide the raw fuel our consciousness can then direct to create its physical manifestation.