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exanimate

[eg-zan-uh-mit, -meyt, ek-san-] /ɛgˈzæn ə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt, ɛkˈsæn-/
adjective
1.
inanimate or lifeless.
2.
spiritless; disheartened.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin exanimātus (past participle of exanimāre to deprive of life), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + anim(a) life, spirit + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
exanimation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ex-animate

exanimate

/ɪɡˈzænɪmɪt; -ˌmeɪt/
adjective
1.
(rare) lacking life; inanimate
Derived Forms
exanimation, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin exanimāre to deprive of air, kill, from anima breath, spirit
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Word Origin and History for ex-animate

exanimate

adj.

1530s, from Latin exanimatus "lifeless, dead," past participle of exanimare "to deprive of air or breath; tire, fatigue; to deprive of life; to terrify," from ex- (see ex-) + animare (see animate).

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