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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having life; alive. See Synonyms at living.
  • adj. Filled with activity, vigor, or spirit; lively.
  • adj. Designed or constructed in the form of an animated cartoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous. Typically used in an animated discussion.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of animate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Endowed with animal life: as, the various classes of animated beings.
  • Lively; vigorous; full of life, action, spirit; indicating or representing animation: as, an animated discourse; an animated picture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having life or vigor or spirit
  • adj. made to appear to move as living creatures do

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