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inert
used in 1984 by Orwell

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Definition
unmoving, inactive, or unable to move

or:

slow, lethargic, or without interest

or (in chemistry/medicine):

chemically inactive (not having an effect)
  • For the first time in his life he did not despise the proles or think of them merely as an inert force which would one day spring to life and regenerate the world.
    p. 165.5
inert = inactive
There are no more uses of "inert" in 1984 by Orwell.

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