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exanimate (adj.)

"inanimate, lifeless," 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 "out" (see ex-) + animare "give breath to" (see animate (v.)). Related: Exanimation.

updated on December 30, 2017

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Definitions of exanimate from WordNet

exanimate (adj.)
deprived of life; no longer living;
Synonyms: lifeless
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