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.
Exanimate studied soil Test Analyzed Method of test reference material Soil texture Soil hydrometer bicus Lee and Bvadr, 1986 Coliform Soil StandardMethod APHA, 1985 N[O.sub.3] Soil steam Page-et al., 1982 distillation EC Soil and detector Page et al., 1991 waste water HC[O.sub.3] Soil and Titration Page et al., 1991 waste water Cl Soil and Titration Kalut, 1986 waste water S[O.sub.4] Soil Barium Chloride Tendon, 1998 Table 4.
Williams got the prints he wanted, and they are grainy, with lifeless shadows, and often muddy too, the sort of print that chemical-darkroom printers refer to as "dead." 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.