inanimation


adjective

  1. not animate; lifeless.
  2. spiritless; sluggish; dull.
  3. Linguistics. belonging to a syntactic category or having a semantic feature that is characteristic of words denoting objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition (opposed to animate).

adjective

  1. lacking the qualities or features of living beings; not animateinanimate objects
  2. lacking any sign of life or consciousness; appearing dead
  3. lacking vitality; spiritless; dull
adj.

early 15c., from Late Latin inanimatus “lifeless,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + animatus (see animation). The same word in 17c. also was a verb meaning “to infuse with life,” from the other in- (see in- (2)).

adj.

  1. Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms; not animate.

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