Exanimate Ex*an"i*mate, v. t. To deprive of animation or of life. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Exanimate — Ex*an i*mate, a. [L. exanimatus, p. p. of exanimare to deprive of life or spirit; ex out + anima air, breath, life, spirit.] 1. Lifeless; dead. [R.] Carcasses exanimate. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exanimate — index dead, deceased, defunct, insensible, languid, lifeless (dead) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • exanimate — 1530s, from L. exanimatus lifeless, dead, pp. of exanimare to deprive of air or breath; tire, fatigue; to deprive of life; to terrify, from ex (see EX (Cf. ex )) + animare (see ANIMATE (Cf. animate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • exanimate — [eks an′ə mit] adj. [L exanimatus, pp. of exanimare, to deprive of air, kill < ex , out of + anima, air, spirit (see ANIMAL) + ATE1] 1. dead; inanimate 2. without animation; spiritless; inert …   English World dictionary

  • exanimate — adjective Etymology: Latin exanimatus, past participle of exanimare to deprive of life or spirit, from ex + anima breath, soul more at animate Date: circa 1534 1. lacking animation ; spiritless 2. being or appearing lifeless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exanimate — exanimation, n. /eg zan euh mit, mayt , ek san /, adj. 1. inanimate or lifeless. 2. spiritless; disheartened. [1525 35; < L exanimatus (ptp. of exanimare to deprive of life), equiv. to ex EX 1 + anim(a) life, spirit + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • exanimate — adjective Lifeless; dead …   Wiktionary

  • exanimate — adj. lifeless; deprived of life; spiritless; depressed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • exanimate — a. 1. Lifeless, dead, defunct, inanimate. 2. Inanimate, torpid, inert, sluggish, spiritless …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • exanimate — adj 1. dead, deceased, extinct, defunct, no more, Sl. eighty sixed; lifeless, inanimate, inorganic. 2. disheartened, dispirited, spiritless, dejected, downcast, Inf. down in the dumps, Sl. bummed or bummed out …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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