- Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.
- Not being, and never having been alive.
1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 5, in Frankenstein:
- I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body.
- (grammar) Not animate.
- (not alive): lifeless
- (grammar): animate
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inanimate (plural inanimates)
- Something that is not alive.