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exanimate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj exanimate deprived of life; no longer living "a lifeless body"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exanimate Destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened. "Pale . . . wretch, exanimate by love."
    • Exanimate Lifeless; dead. "Carcasses exanimate ."
    • v. t Exanimate To deprive of animation or of life.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exanimate To deprive of life; kill.
    • exanimate To dishearten; discourage.
    • exanimate Inanimate; lifeless.
    • exanimate Spiritless; disheartened; depressed in spirits.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Exanimate egz-an′i-māt lifeless: spiritless: depressed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exanimatus, p. p. of exanimare, to deprive of life or spirit; ex, out + anima, air, breath, life, spirit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exanimātusex, neg., animus, spirit, life.

Usage

In literature:

Had it been downright misery she would have looked about her with less of her exanimate glassiness.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
At her side the girl gazed curiously at the exanimate form.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
Shaykh Nur, exanimate with fear, could not move.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
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In poetry:

But I, exanimate of quick Poesy,--
O then, no more but even a soulless corse!
Nay, my Delight dies not; 'tis I should be
Her dead, a stringless harp on which she had no force.
"The Cloud's Swan-Song" by Francis Thompson

In news:

's new album, Exanimate, are part of an aesthetic that walks the well-traveled path of 90s grunge revivalism.
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