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In*an"i*mate (?), v. t. [Pref. in- in (or intensively) + animate.]

To animate.

[Obs.]

Donne.

 

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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 substances.

Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves. Byron.

Syn. -- Lifeless; dead; inert; inactive; dull; soulless; spiritless. See Lifeless.

 

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