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Meaning of INANIMATE

Pronunciation:  in'anumit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"
  2. [adj]  not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"; "dead stones"
  3. [adj]  (linguistics) belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word `car' is inanimate"

INANIMATE is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: breathless, dead, nonconscious, nonliving, pulseless
 Antonyms: animate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*an"i*mate\, v. t. [Pref. in- in (or intensively) +
    To animate. [Obs.] --Donne.
  2. \In*an"i*mate\, a. [L. inanimatus; pref. in- not +
    animatus animate.]
    Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead;
    inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate
          Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves. --Byron.
    Syn: Lifeless; dead; inert; inactive; dull; soulless;
         spiritless. See {Lifeless}.
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