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in·an·i·mate

 (ĭn-ăn′ə-mĭt)
adj.
1. Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms.
2. Not animated or energetic; dull.
3. Grammar Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for nonliving things: The word car is inanimate; the word dog is animate.

in·an′i·mate·ly adv.
in·an′i·mate·ness n.

inanimate

(ɪnˈænɪmɪt)
adj
1. lacking the qualities or features of living beings; not animate: inanimate objects.
2. lacking any sign of life or consciousness; appearing dead
3. lacking vitality; spiritless; dull
inˈanimately adv
inˈanimateness, inanimation n

in•an•i•mate

(ɪnˈæn ə mɪt)

adj.
1. not animate; lifeless.
2. spiritless; sluggish; dull.
3. (of a linguistic item) used with reference to objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition (opposed to animate).
[1555–65; < Late Latin]
in•an′i•mate•ly, adv.
in•an′i•mate•ness, in•an`i•ma′tion (-ˈmeɪ ʃən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inanimate - belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word `car' is inanimate"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
animate - belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
2.inanimate - not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"
animate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
3.inanimate - appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"
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"

inanimate

adjective lifeless, inert, dead, cold, extinct, defunct, inactive, soulless, quiescent, spiritless, insensate, insentient He thinks that inanimate objects have a life of their own.
living, active, alive, moving, lively, animate, alive and kicking, full of beans (informal)

inanimate

adjective
Completely lacking sensation or consciousness:
Translations
جامِد، لا حَياة فيه
neživý
død
dauîur, lífvana
negyvas
nedzīvs
cansız

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmɪt] ADJ [object] → inanimado

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmət] adjinanimé(e)

inanimate

adjleblos, tot; nature, worldunbelebt

inanimate

[ɪnˈænɪmɪt] adjinanimato/a

inanimate

(inˈӕnimət) adjective
not living. A rock is an inanimate object.

in·an·i·mate

a. inanimado-a, sin vida, falto de animación.
References in classic literature ?
As you know I have long possessed the power to cross the void in spirit, but never before have I been able to impart to inanimate things a similar power.
Even inanimate things of the most trivial kind may in a sense be objects of recognition.
For hours and hours during the warmest part of the day I lay upon my mat, and while those around me were nearly all dozing away in careless ease, I remained awake, gloomily pondering over the fate which it appeared now idle for me to resist, when I thought of the loved friends who were thousands and thousands of miles from the savage island in which I was held a captive, when I reflected that my dreadful fate would for ever be concealed from them, and that with hope deferred they might continue to await my return long after my inanimate form had blended with the dust of the valley--I could not repress a shudder of anguish.
Hem believes that in the visible world there are void places-- vacua, and something more--holes, as it were, through which animate and inanimate objects may fall into the invisible world and be seen and heard no more.
As I added virtue after virtue to the female monster in my mind, and the result remained still inanimate and unalluring, I realised that the lack I was conscious of was not any new perfection, but just one or two honest human imperfections.
The angles of a Square (and still more those of an equilateral Triangle), being much more pointed than those of a Pentagon, and the lines of inanimate objects (such as houses) being dimmer than the lines of Men and Women, it follows that there is no little danger lest the points of a square or triangular house residence might do serious injury to an inconsiderate or perhaps absent-minded traveller suddenly therefore, running against them: and as early as the eleventh century of our era, triangular houses were universally forbidden by Law, the only exceptions being fortifications, powder-magazines, barracks, and other state buildings, which it is not desirable that the general public should approach without circumspection.
I fancy the popular ex- pectation of a heap of charred corpses was disappointed at this inanimate bulk.
He needed only, as soon as the execution was over, to allow Mynheer Boxtel to ascend the scaffold with his servants, to remove the inanimate remains of his friend.
Valentine had solved the problem, and was able easily to understand his thoughts, and to convey her own in return, and, through her untiring and devoted assiduity, it was seldom that, in the ordinary transactions of every-day life, she failed to anticipate the wishes of the living, thinking mind, or the wants of the almost inanimate body.
For a long time he sat down before the closed door, regarding it wistfully but being too wise to bark or speak to such inanimate object.
She was somewhat aroused by it, knotted her hair upon her ears in order to deafen herself, and resumed her contemplation, on her knees, of the inanimate object which she had adored for fifteen years.
She fell on her knees by the side of the inanimate Louisa, tearing from the person of her friend, with instinctive readiness, such parts of her dress as might obstruct her respiration, and encouraging their only safeguard, the dog, at the same time, by the sounds of her voice.