not animate; lifeless.
spiritless; sluggish; dull.
Linguistics. belonging to a syntactic category or having a semantic feature that is characteristic of words denoting objects, concepts, and beings regarded as lacking perception and volition (opposed to animate).
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Origin of inanimate
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lacking the qualities or features of living beings; not animateinanimate objects
lacking any sign of life or consciousness; appearing dead
lacking vitality; spiritless; dull
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early 15c., from Late Latin inanimatus "lifeless," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + animatus (see animation). The same word in 17c. also was a verb meaning "to infuse with life," from the other in- (see in- (2)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms; not animate.
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