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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lifeless  \Life"less\,  a. 
  Destitute  of  life,  or  deprived  of  life;  not  containing,  or 
  inhabited  by  living  beings  or  vegetation;  dead,  or 
  apparently  dead;  spiritless;  powerless;  dull;  as  a  lifeless 
  carcass;  lifeless  matter;  a  lifeless  desert;  a  lifeless  wine; 
  a  lifeless  story.  --  {Life"less*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Life"less*ness},  n. 
  Syn:  Dead;  soulless;  inanimate;  torpid;  inert;  inactive; 
  dull;  heavy;  unanimated;  spiritless;  frigid;  pointless; 
  vapid;  flat;  tasteless. 
  Usage:  {Lifeless},  {Dull},  {Inanimate},  {Dead}.  In  a  moral 
  sense  lifeless  denotes  a  want  of  vital  energy; 
  inanimate,  a  want  of  expression  as  to  any  feeling  that 
  may  be  possessed;  dull  implies  a  torpor  of  soul  which 
  checks  all  mental  activity;  dead  supposes  a 
  destitution  of  feeling.  A  person  is  said  to  be 
  lifeless  who  has  lost  the  spirits  which  he  once  had 
  he  is  said  to  be  inanimate  when  he  is  naturally 
  wanting  in  spirits;  one  is  dull  from  an  original 
  deficiency  of  mental  power;  he  who  is  dead  to  moral 
  sentiment  is  wholly  bereft  of  the  highest  attribute  of 
  his  nature. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  deprived  of  life;  no  longer  living;  "a  lifeless  body"  [syn: 
  2:  destitute  or  having  been  emptied  of  life  or  living  beings; 
  "after  the  dance  the  littered  and  lifeless  ballroom  echoed 
  3:  lacking  animation  or  excitement  or  activity;  "the  party 
  being  dead  we  left  early";  "it  was  a  lifeless  party  until 
  she  arrived"  [syn:  {dead}] 
  4:  not  having  the  capacity  to  support  life;  "a  lifeless  planet" 

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