nonlife

noun
non·​life | \ ˌnän-ˈlīf How to pronounce nonlife (audio) \

Definition of nonlife

: absence of life … suggested there were creatures that crossed routinely between life and nonlife, from being an organism to being a chemical—and back again.— Fred Hapgood

First Known Use of nonlife

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonlife. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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