animatism

noun
an·​i·​mat·​ism | \ ˈan-ə-mə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce animatism (audio) \

Medical Definition of animatism

: attribution of consciousness and personality but not of individual spirit to such natural phenomena as thunderstorms and earthquakes and to such objects as plants and stones — compare animism

Other Words from animatism

animatistic \ ˌan-​ə-​mə-​ˈtis-​tik How to pronounce animatistic (audio) \ adjective

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“Animatism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/animatism. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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