exanimate

exanimate

[eg-zan-uh-mit, -meyt, ek-san-]
adjective
1.
inanimate or lifeless.
2.
spiritless; disheartened.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin exanimātus (past participle of exanimāre to deprive of life), equivalent to ex- ex-1 + anim(a) life, spirit + -ātus -ate1

exanimation, noun
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exanimate (ɪɡˈzænɪmɪt, -ˌmeɪt)
 
adj
rare lacking life; inanimate
 
[C16: from Latin exanimāre to deprive of air, kill, from anima breath, spirit]
 
exani'mation
 
n

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exanimate
1530s, from L. exanimatus, pp. of exanimare, from ex- + animare (see animate).
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