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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VIII. Causation
3. Power in Operation
 
172. Inertness.
 
  
NOUN:INERTNESS, physical inertness, inertia, vis inertiœ [L.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languor; dormancy, fainéance [F.], quiescence [See Quiescence]; latency, inaction; passivity; stagnation; dullness &c. adj.
  mental inertness; sloth (inactivity) [See Inactivity]; inexcitability [See Inexcitability]; irresolution [See Irresolution]; obstinacy [See Obstinacy]; permanence [See Permanence].
  
VERB:BE INERT &c. adj.; hang fire, smolder or smoulder.
  
ADJECTIVE:INERT, inactive, passive; torpid [See Inactivity]; sluggish, stagnant, fainéant [F.], dull, heavy, flat, slack, tame, slow, blunt; lifeless, dead, uninfluential.
  LATENT, dormant, smoldering or smouldering, unexerted.
  
ADVERB:INACTIVELY &c. adj.; in suspense, in abeyance.

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