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1‘she lay inert in her bed’
unmoving, motionless, immobile, still, stock-still, stationary, static, dormant, sleeping
unconscious, out cold, comatose, lifeless, inanimate, insensible, senseless, insensate, insentient
inactive, idle, indolent, slack, lazy, loafing, slothful, dull, sluggish, lethargic, stagnant, languid, listless, torpid
unconcerned, apathetic, indifferent
informal dead to the world
rare soporose, soporous, otiose
2‘the inert gases in meteorites’
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