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A belief that all animate and inanimate objects are infused with a common life force.
an′i·ma·tist adj. & n.
the belief that inanimate objects have consciousness
the assignment to inanimate objects, forces, and plants of personalities and wills, but not souls. — animatistic, adj.See also: Inanimate Objects
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|Noun||1.||animatism - the attribution of consciousness and personality to natural phenomena such as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to objects such as plants and stones|