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inanimate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inanimate  \In*an"i*mate\,  v.  t.  [Pref.  in-  in  (or  intensively)  + 
  animate.] 
  To  animate.  [Obs.]  --Donne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inanimate  \In*an"i*mate\,  a.  [L.  inanimatus  pref.  in-  not  + 
  animatus  animate.] 
  Not  animate;  destitute  of  life  or  spirit;  lifeless;  dead; 
  inactive;  dull;  as  stones  and  earth  are  inanimate 
  substances. 
 
  Grieving,  if  aught  inanimate  e'er  grieves.  --Byron. 
 
  Syn:  Lifeless;  dead;  inert;  inactive;  dull;  soulless; 
  spiritless.  See  {Lifeless}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inanimate 
  adj  1:  (linguistics)  belonging  to  the  class  of  nouns  denoting 
  nonliving  things  "the  word  `car'  is  inanimate"  [ant: 
  {animate}] 
  2:  not  endowed  with  life;  "the  inorganic  world  is  inanimate"; 
  "inanimate  objects";  "dead  stones"  [syn:  {nonliving},  {dead}] 
  [ant:  {animate}] 
  3:  appearing  dead;  not  breathing  or  having  no  perceptible 
  pulse;  "an  inanimate  body";  "pulseless  and  dead"  [syn:  {breathless}, 
  {pulseless}] 




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