from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to animate; causing animation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the power of giving life or spirit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the power of giving life or spirit.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This, he argued, would enable the matter of the embryo to undergo development and become "apt" for the reception of an immortal soul from God by passing through simpler initial stages involving “vegetative” and “animative” souls.
Vegetative, animative, rational-and then what else?
Therefore, our business must be with him as the final, ultimate, animative Object of our religion; and that designing duty to him and felicity to ourselves, we have to do with him as the
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