Synsets for "inert"

Synset: inert.s.01

Synonyms: inert

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE SATELLITE

Definition: unable to move or resist motion

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Lemmas: inert

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Synset: inert.s.02

Synonyms: inert

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE SATELLITE

Definition: having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

Examples: inert matter | an indifferent chemical in a reaction

Lemmas: inert indifferent neutral

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Synset: inert.s.03

Synonyms: inert

Part of Speech: ADJECTIVE SATELLITE

Definition: slow and apathetic

Examples: she was fat and inert | a sluggish worker | a mind grown torpid in old age

Lemmas: inert sluggish soggy torpid

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Inert In biology, the term inert is used to describe matter that is not alive. Since the concept of life is a subject of endless debate, what is not alive, or inert, is also subject to endless debate.
Inert gas Unlike noble gases, an inert gas is not necessarily elemental and is often a compound gas. Like the noble gases the tendency for non-reactivity is due to the valence, the outermost electron shell, being complete in all the inert gases. This is a tendency, not a rule, as noble gases and other "inert" gases can react to form compounds.
Gas blending Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), or metal inert gas (MIG) welding, is a process that uses a continuous wire feed as a consumable electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination.
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act of 1983 The compounds are made up of two main types of ingredients: active, which control pests, and inert, which improve performance of the pesticides. For example, some inert ingredients are responsible for increasing the shelf life while other inert ingredients act as solvents for the active ingredients. It is important to know that not all inert ingredients are safe. In fact, adding inert ingredients to pesticides requires permission from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Atrial septal defect The only way to release the excess inert gases from the body is to pass the blood carrying the inert gases through the lungs to be exhaled. If some of the inert gas-laden blood passes through the PFO, it avoids the lungs and the inert gas is more likely to form large bubbles in the arterial blood stream causing decompression sickness.
Inert In the field of weapons and explosives, an inert munition is one in which all energetic material such as primers, fuses, and the explosive or incendiary materials within them have been removed or otherwise rendered harmless. Inert munitions are used in military and naval training, and they are also collected and displayed by public museums, or by private parties. See also military dummy. Typically, American and NATO inert munitions are painted entirely in light blue and/or have the word "INERT" stenciled on them in prominent locations.
Gas-filled tube Large rectifiers use saturated mercury vapor with a small amount of an inert gas. The inert gas supports the discharge when the tube is cold.
Le Chatelier's principle Changing total pressure by adding an inert gas at constant volume does not affect the equilibrium concentrations (see §Effect of adding an inert gas below).
Inert In chemistry, the term inert is used to describe a substance that is not chemically reactive.
Bomb Typically, NATO inert munitions are painted entirely in light blue and/or have the word "INERT" stenciled on them in prominent locations.
Inert gas In underwater diving an inert gas is a component of the breathing mixture which is not metabolically active, and serves to dilute the gas mixture. The inert gas may have effects on the diver, but these are thought to be mostly physical effects, such as tissue damage caused by bubbles in decompression sickness. The most common inert gas used in breathing gas for commercial diving is helium.
Inert gas Because of the non-reactive properties of inert gases they are often useful to prevent undesirable chemical reactions from taking place. Food is packed in inert gas to remove oxygen gas. This prevents bacteria from growing. Chemical oxidation by oxygen in air is avoided. An example is the rancidification of oil. In food packaging, inert gases are used as a passive preservative, in contrast to active preservatives like sodium benzoate (an antimicrobial) or BHT (an antioxidant).
Inert gas An inert gas is a gas which does not undergo chemical reactions under a set of given conditions. The noble gases often do not react with many substances. Inert gases are used generally to avoid unwanted chemical reactions degrading a sample. These undesirable chemical reactions are often oxidation and hydrolysis reactions with the oxygen and moisture in air. The term "inert gas" is context-dependent because several of the noble gases can be made to react under certain conditions.
Inert knowledge The phenomenon of inert knowledge was first described in 1929 by Alfred North Whitehead:
Nanoparticle Inert-gas condensation is frequently used to make nanoparticles from metals with low melting points. The metal is vaporized in a vacuum chamber and then supercooled with an inert gas stream. The supercooled metal vapor condenses into nanometer-size particles, which can be entrained in the inert gas stream and deposited on a substrate or studied in situ.
Welding Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), also known as metal inert gas or MIG welding, is a semi-automatic or automatic process that uses a continuous wire feed as an electrode and an inert or semi-inert gas mixture to protect the weld from contamination. Since the electrode is continuous, welding speeds are greater for GMAW than for SMAW.
Inert In the branch of mathematics known as algebraic number theory, a prime ideal is said to be inert if it is still prime when considered in an extension field. Such a prime might have instead split as a product of other prime ideals, but by being inert it remains essentially unchanged.
Fluorocarbon Fluoroalkanes are generally very inert and non-toxic.
Steamexfire The Steamexfire is a high flow inert gas generator (IGG)
WE.177 Two inert WE.177A operational rounds are on display.