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- Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XV, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume II, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 172:
- The love of the inanimate is a general feeling. True, it makes no return of affection, neither does it disappoint it; its associations are from our thoughts and emotions.
- Not being, and never having been alive, especially not like humans and animals.
- (grammar) Not animate.
- (grammar): animate
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inanimate (plural inanimates)
- (rare) Something that is not alive.
- (obsolete) To animate.
- 1621, John Donne, An Anatomy of the World: The First Anniversary:
- For there's a kind of world remaining still, Though shee which did inanimate and fill
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