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inanimate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

in- +‎ animate

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inanimate (comparative more inanimate, superlative most inanimate)

  1. Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.
  2. Not being, and never having been alive.
    • 1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 5, Frankenstein[1]:
      I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.
  3. (grammar) Not animate.

AntonymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

inanimate (plural inanimates)

  1. Something that is not alive.

VerbEdit

inanimate (third-person singular simple present inanimates, present participle inanimating, simple past and past participle inanimated)

  1. (obsolete) To animate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Donne to this entry?)

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inanimate f pl

  1. feminine plural of inanimato

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

inanimāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of inanimātus