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animated

[an-uh-mey-tid] /ˈæn əˌmeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous:
an animated debate on the death penalty.
2.
made or equipped to move or give the appearance of moving in an animallike fashion:
animated puppets.
3.
containing representations of animals or mechanical objects that appear to move as real ones do:
an animated window display.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; animate + -ed2
Related forms
animatedly, adverb
nonanimated, adjective
overanimated, adjective
overanimatedly, adverb
semianimated, adjective
unanimated, adjective
unanimatedly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un animated

animated

/ˈænɪˌmeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
full of vivacity and spirit; lively
2.
characterized by movement and activity an animated scene met her eye
3.
possessing life; animate
4.
moving or appearing to move as if alive an animated display
5.
pertaining to cinematographic animation
Derived Forms
animatedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un animated
animated
pp. adj., 1530s, "alive;" see animate. Meaning "mentally excited" is from 1530s; "full of activity" from 1580s. The "moving pictures" sense is attested from 1895; of cartoons from 1897.
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