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inert
used in Howards End

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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)
  • "Come in, all three of you!" cried his father, no longer inert.
    Chapter 11 (59% in)

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