He opened the back door of the van and motioned Betsy inside as Molly lay inert on the ground.
The acid is inert, but picro-podophyllin is the active principle.
Whereas the soil used to be looked upon solely as a dead, inert material containing certain chemical substances which serve as food constituents.
One remarkable discovery, however, of general interest, was the outcome of a long series of delicate weighings and minute experimental care in the determination of the relative density of nitrogen gas - undertaken in order to determine the atomic weight of nitrogen - namely, the discovery of argon, the first of a series of new substances, chemically inert, which occur, some only in excessively minute quantities, as constituents of the 1 The barony was created at George IV.'s coronation in 1821 for the wife of Joseph Holden Strutt, M.P. for Maldon (1790-1826) and Okehampton (1826-1830), who had done great service during the French War as colonel of the Essex militia.
Left to himself, Louis might have been too inert for resistance.