[eg-zan-uh-mit, -meyt, ek-san-]
- inanimate or lifeless.
- spiritless; disheartened.
Origin of exanimate
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Examples from the Web for exanimate
So long as I do not exanimate you with my letters, I remain content.
Had it been downright misery she would have looked about her with less of her exanimate glassiness.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Thou shalt, when exanimate, be that which thou wert before thou wast animate.The City of God, Volume II
The frozen lash was soon severed and the two exanimate bodies lifted in eager hands.The Promise
James B. Hendryx
- rare lacking life; inanimate
C16: from Latin exanimāre to deprive of air, kill, from anima breath, spirit
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Word Origin and History for exanimate
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