exanimate

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adjective ex·an·i·mate \eg-ˈza-nə-mət\

Definition of exanimate

  1. 1 :  lacking animation :  spiritless

  2. 2 :  being or appearing lifeless

Origin and Etymology of exanimate

Latin exanimatus, past participle of exanimare to deprive of life or spirit, from ex- + anima breath, soul — more at animate


First Known Use: circa 1534


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