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trans- +‎ animate


transanimate (third-person singular simple present transanimates, present participle transanimating, simple past and past participle transanimated)

  1. (transitive) To animate with a soul conveyed from another body.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop J. King (1608) to this entry?)
    • Robert Buchanan
      The spirit on this earthly ball, / Erewhile was sinful Artegal, / In a new nature and new name, / Transanimates another frame.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 transanimate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)