Inanimate definition

ĭn-ănə-mĭt
Not animated; dull; spiritless.
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Lacking the quality or ability of motion; as an inanimate object.
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Not animated or energetic; dull.
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Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms.
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Not animate; not endowed with (animal) life.
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The definition of inanimate is dull, lifeless or without spirit.

An example of something inanimate is a rock.

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(grammar) Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for nonliving things.

The word car is inanimate; the word dog is animate.

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Not being, and never having been alive.
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(grammar) Not animate.
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Something that is not alive.
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(obsolete) To animate.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
inanimate
Plural:
inanimates

Origin of inanimate