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inert

Chem having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive

inert

[i′nərt]
(science and technology)
Lacking an activity, reactivity, or effect.
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Turning to the husband sprawled inertly in his chair, the judge asked.
Even if the reader were inclined to wonder about this exposition, to step back for a moment and examine Hemingway's persuasive attempts, the next paragraph, which discusses how Krebs was compelled to lie about his war experiences in order to be heard, begins with some further expository information tossed into the story by way of an inertly constructed, nonrestrictive clause - Krebs "had been at Belleau Wood, Soissons, the Champagne, St.
It is the modern model which involves one body in motion and one inertly at rest.
Automated tracking systems operate inertly in the background, passively collecting location data for the caregivers and are designed to eliminate data entry or bar code scanning in some instances.
They all watched his act inertly, if not indulgently.
If for a while he enjoyed a vogue as a tony illustrator, collaborating with Frank O'Hara and Kenneth Koch and doing magazine covers, perhaps it was because his natural if less than extraordinary abilities as a draftsman made plain his fealty to the subject matter, while his inertly abstract passages alluded to those powers of the text that are irreproducible.
As a primary package for tea and coffee, the tea bag and coffee filter pouch combine the biodegradability of abacca and wood fibers with the inertly stable and disposal-safe polyethylene heat-seal fibers.