Definition of non-inert in English:



  • Not inert; chemically active.

    ‘non-inert organic waste’
    • ‘Natural materials, or those having the lowest content of non-inert substances or least emission of volatile or gaseous components, are selected.’
    • ‘You can replace the nitrogen with a non-inert gas.’
    • ‘London is not capable of being entirely self-sufficient in terms of the disposal of residues of non-inert waste.’
    • ‘Urban and industrial activities can also pollute aquifers by run-off of non-inert products or solid residues deposited on the land.’
    • ‘We previously objected to the scheme because it proposed to bring in non-inert waste.’
    operative, working, functioning, functional, operating, operational, in action, in operation, in force, live
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