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Meaning of inanimate by Wiktionary Dictionary

inanimate


    Etymology

    in- +‎ animate

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɪnˈænɪmət/

    Adjective

    inanimate ( comparative more inanimate, superlative most inanimate )

    1. Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object .
    2. Not being, and never having been alive.
    3. ( grammar ) Not animate .

    Antonyms

    Noun

    inanimate ( plural: inanimates )

    1. Something that is not alive .


Explanation of inanimate by Wordnet Dictionary

inanimate


    Adjective
    1. appearing dead

    2. an inanimate body
    3. not endowed with life

    4. the inorganic world is inanimate
      inanimate objects
    5. belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things

    6. the word `car' is inanimate