an·​i·​mat·​ism ˈan-ə-mə-ˌtiz-əm How to pronounce animatism (audio)
: 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
animatistic adjective

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“Animatism.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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