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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (physics)
a. inert
Los gases inertes como el helio y el argón presentan escasa reactividad frente a otras sustancias.Inert gases like helium and argon have low reactivity with other substances.
2. (still)
a. motionless
El anciano estaba inerte en el banco del parque, así que llamamos una ambulancia.The old man was motionless on the park bench, so we called an ambulance.
b. inert
Ella dormía. El se arrodilló, tomó su mano inerte con la suya y se la llevó a los labios.She was asleep. He knelt down, took her inert hand in his, and held it to his lips.
3. (dead)
a. lifeless
La doncella yacía inerte sobre la cama. Se había suicidado con veneno.The damsel lay lifeless on the bed. She had committed suicide by drinking poison.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (materia)
a. inert
2. (cuerpo, cadáver)
a. lifeless
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
1 (Física) inert
2 (sin vida) lifeless; (inmóvil) inert; motionless
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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