inanimation

inanimate

[in-an-uh-mit]
adjective
1.
not animate; lifeless.
2.
spiritless; sluggish; dull.
3.
Linguistics. belonging to a syntactic category or having a semantic feature that is characteristic of words denoting objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition (opposed to animate ).

Origin:
1555–65; < Late Latin inanimātus. See in-3, animate

inanimately, adverb
inanimateness, inanimation [in-an-uh-mey-shuhn] , noun


1. inorganic, vegetable, mineral; inert, dead. 2. inactive, dormant, torpid.
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inanimate (ɪnˈænɪmɪt)
 
adj
1.  lacking the qualities or features of living beings; not animate: inanimate objects
2.  lacking any sign of life or consciousness; appearing dead
3.  lacking vitality; spiritless; dull
 
in'animately
 
adv
 
in'animateness
 
n
 
inanimation
 
n

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inanimate in·an·i·mate (ĭn-ān'ə-mĭt)
adj.
Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms; not animate.


in·an'i·mate·ness n.
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