- Def: Inanimate 1. not animate; lifeless; 2. spiritless; sluggish; dull; 3. Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms; 4. not endowed with life; 5. appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse;
- Origin: 1555–65; < LL inanimātus. See in-, animate;
- Synonyms: azoic, cold, dead, defunct, dull, exanimate, extinct, idle, inactive, inert, inoperative, insensate, insentient, lifeless, mineral, motionless, non-animal, non-vegetable, quiescent, soulless, spiritless.