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

  • n. One that provides or imparts life, interest, spirit, or vitality.
  • n. One, such as an artist or technician, who designs, develops, or produces an animated cartoon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who animates something; one who brings something to life or the appearance of life.
  • n. One who creates an animation or cartoon; a cartoonist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, animates; an animater.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which animates or gives life; one who enlivens or inspires.

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

  • n. someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
  • n. the technician who produces animated cartoons

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