disanimate

disanimate

(dɪsˈænɪˌmeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to deprive (a person or thing) of vigour or spirit
2. to take the life away from (someone or something)
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The spectral and disanimate figures in the poems evoke a world emptied of life and meaning, whose sense is restored only through the imagination of the poet.
[Zeus] so disanimates The mind of Hector that he mounts his chariot and takes Flight Up with him.