- inert gas,
- inertia force,
- inertia selling
Origin of inert
Examples from the Web for inert
Surrounded by inert goods, we felt hemmed in, pushed toward a lifestyle cul-de-sac.
Instead of upending the genre as Joe Millionaire did, the inert Harry mostly shows how much things have changed since then.You Really Don't Want to Watch Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry “Harry”’|Jason Lynch|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is the market an inert force to be manipulated and exploited, to deprive it of hard-earned cash?
(The choppy, inert 2000 TV movie with Toby Stephens, Mira Sorvino and Paul Rudd barely registered a blip).
The oath of office is in effect a promise—cross my heart and hope to die—never to be inactive or inert.
The dry, inert bark, the rough, wirelike twigs change but little from summer to winter.Under the Maples|John Burroughs
Only a small fraction of the sum total of the inert matter of the globe can have this experience.The Breath of Life|John Burroughs
She put it back on the fire, an inert mass with all the bubbles died out of it.The Story of a Doctor's Telephone--Told by His Wife|Ellen M. Firebaugh
Lennard was inert, and no one could tell how he held on until he was flung on the deck.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
As for the Homestead, it wore, under the inert indifference of her rule, the same neglected look which had prevailed for years.The Ordeal of Elizabeth|Elizabeth Von Arnim
Word Origin for inert
1640s, from French inerte (16c.) or directly from Latin inertem (nominative iners) "unskilled, inactive, helpless, sluggish, worthless," from in- "without" + ars (genitive artis) "skill" (see art (n.)). Originally of matter; specifically of gases from 1885. Of persons or creatures, from 1774.