exanimate


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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]
exˌaniˈmation n
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Adj.1.exanimate - deprived of life; no longer living; "a lifeless body"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
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It looked exanimate enough, with its idle wheel looming above the black stream dashed with yellow-white spume, and its cluster of sheds sagging under their white load.
The stunning glass flowers are thus presented as natures manes; they are exanimate, their vitality lost in dingy tones, just as vitality was abruptly taken from the disappeared.
Purva Windermere is outlined to bring in the balance between the customers' work and personal life which was thought exanimate in the modern city life.