inanimate definition

  • adjective:
    • lacking the characteristics of active, residing organisms. See Synonyms at lifeless.
    • Not animated or energetic; dull.
    • Grammar from the class of nouns that are a symbol of nonliving things: The word vehicle is inanimate; your message puppy is animate.
    • Lacking the high quality or capability of motion; as an inanimate object.
    • Not being, rather than having already been alive.
    • maybe not animate.
    • perhaps not animate; destitute of life or nature; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull.
    • of the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
    • not endowed with life
    • appearing lifeless; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
  • noun:
    • a thing that just isn't alive.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To animate.
  • others:
    • To infuse life or vitality into; animate; quicken.
    • perhaps not animate; having lost life or essential force: because, the inanimate human anatomy of a guy.
    • maybe not animated; without vivacity or briskness; spiritless; inactive; slow; lifeless: as, inanimate moves; inanimate discussion.
    • Synonyms Dead, lifeless, inert, soulless, spiritless.
    • In sentence structure, denoting inanimate things: put on a phase of ‘gender’ distinction.

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