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n.1.Lack of animation; lifeless; dullness.
1.Infusion of life or vigor; animation; inspiration.
The inanimation of Christ living and breathing within us.
- Bp. Hall.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"If the exercises for three months do not give a new impulse to the springs of human life and restore their wonted vivacity, such persons are in a hopeless state of collapse from absolute inanimation."
David Wills, Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life, Minneapolis and London, University of Minnesota Press, 2016, 318pp; $30.00 paperback.
Automata are poised between animation and inanimation, as well as artifice and nature, thus, Truitt rightly asserts to their tendency to straddle binary oppositions.