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exanimate

[ eg-zan-uh-mit, -meyt, ek-san- ]
/ ɛgˈzæn ə mɪt, -ˌmeɪt, ɛkˈsæn- /
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adjective
inanimate or lifeless.
spiritless; disheartened.
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Origin of exanimate

1525–35; <Latin exanimātus (past participle of exanimāre to deprive of life), equivalent to ex-ex-1 + anim(a) life, spirit + -ātus-ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM exanimate

ex·an·i·ma·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exanimate

exanimate
/ (ɪɡˈzænɪmɪt, -ˌmeɪt) /

adjective
rare lacking life; inanimate

Derived forms of exanimate

exanimation, noun

Word Origin for exanimate

C16: from Latin exanimāre to deprive of air, kill, from anima breath, spirit
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