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physical inertness

Roget category 172

1. Words expressing abstract relations
1.8. Causation
›› 1.8.3. Power in operation

#172. Physical Inertness


inertness, dullness etc. adj. — inertia, vis inertiae [Lat.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languorquiescence etc. 265latency, inactionpassivity.
mental inertnesssloth etc. (inactivity) 683inexcitability etc. 826irresolution etc. 605obstinacy etc. 606permanence etc. 141.
rare gas, paraffin, noble metal, unreactivity.


be inert etc. adj. — hang fire, smolder.


inert, inactive, passivetorpid etc. 683sluggish, dull, heavy, flat, slack, tame, slow, bluntunreactivelifeless, dead, uninfluential.
latent, dormant, smoldering, unexerted.


inactively etc. adj. — in suspense, in abeyance.

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