He opened the back door of the van and motioned Betsy inside as Molly lay inert on the ground.
Whereas the soil used to be looked upon solely as a dead, inert material containing certain chemical substances which serve as food constituents.
At every stage the degree of tension requisite for existence is slackened, and the resulting element approaches more and more to " inert " matter.
The acid is inert, but picro-podophyllin is the active principle.
Sarsaparilla still has a popular reputation as an "alterative," but it has been examined and tested in every manner known to modern medical science, and is professionally regarded as "pharmacologically inert and therapeutically useless."