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dis- +‎ animate


disanimate (third-person singular simple present disanimates, present participle disanimating, simple past and past participle disanimated)

  1. (transitive) To deprive of life.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cudworth to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To deprive of spirit; to dishearten.
    • William Shakespeare, Henry VI (act III, scene I)
      Now will it best avail your majesty
      To cross the seas and to be crown'd in France:
      The presence of a king engenders love
      Amongst his subjects and his loyal friends,
      As it disanimates his enemies.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for disanimate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)