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inert

Chem having only a limited ability to react chemically; unreactive
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inert

[i′nərt]
(science and technology)
Lacking an activity, reactivity, or effect.
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At this juncture his masters either willingly or inertly made a very bad decision that almost rendered him dysfunctional, vulnerable and exposed him as a characterless hock.
But she also insults his masculinity by treating him as if he were the inertly malleable substance of a woman's daily chores: o nyam aburow, o siw fufu ('she grinds com, she pounds fufu'), the corn and fufu being the Gyamanhene.
It was widely known that transportation improvements attracted "new interests and business connections" and diverted them from "those localities or communities that have inertly permitted themselves" to be passed by, so demand for improvements was widespread and persistent and politicians who favored one town or region over another, even if for good reason, were certain to incur the wrath of voters (Dodge 1854, p.
Tonight a confederacy of journalists deviated from their ordinary Saturday night regimen of sitting around inertly talking about nothing on Twitter to talk about talk about something important on Twitter.
He rightly contrasts Gramci's spatial, geographical mode of apprehending social life and hegemony with the temporally framed Hegelian tradition that influenced a thinker such as Georg Lukacs, summarizing Gramsci's intervention in the following terms: "The problem therefore is how to connect the south [of Italy], whose poverty and vast labor pool are inertly vulnerable to northern economic policies and powers, with a north that is dependent on it" (Said 2004a, 49).
In short, "negroes furnished inertly obeying minds and muscles; slavery provided a police" (339).
These capabilities reside inertly within the methods and processes by which people in the organization transform inputs of labor, energy, raw materials, information, and technology into higher value outputs and within the organization beliefs and values managers and employees utilize when making decisions (Leonard-Barton 1992).
I steadied myself inertly against a wall, succumbing to another bout of vertigo.
The supply of money and finance simply 'adjusts' inertly to the demand for money, with money and finance impacting on economic activity only to the extent that decision makers are responsive to changes in the cost of finance.
But most people in the film inertly continue everyday activities.
This apparent self-contradiction betrays the often false and always slippery dichotomies in jazz discourse between the inertly iconic and the violently iconoclastic.
But it does not get called to that Self which can become for itself an 'object' on which to pass judgment, nor to that Self which inertly dissects its 'inner life' with fussy curiosity, nor to that Self which one has in mind when one gazes 'analytically' at psychical conditions and what lies behind them.