inanimate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (in-an'u-mit), [key]
— adj.
  1. not animate; lifeless.
  2. spiritless; sluggish; dull.
  3. 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).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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