Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Inanimate; not alive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of life; lacking animation; unanimated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made inanimate; without life; without animation; lifeless; spiritless.

Etymologies

in- +‎ animated (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Triggered by an inanimated object's breakdown my computer crashed and lost a lot of important financials as it was in the midst of a long, complicated process by one of the programs, my outrage has turned to other events over the last few weeks.

    One hand waving...

  • God, that raised inanimated dust and clay into a living creature by

    Leviathan

  • Black was standing holding the inanimated body of the sentry in his arms.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • In those desert regions, where man is constantly in strife with animated or inanimated nature, they daily speak of similar or corresponding means by which it is possible to escape from a tiger, a great boa, or a crocodile.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 361, November, 1845.

  • -- To what cause are we to impute this frigid silence -- this torpid indifference -- this cold inanimated conduct of the otherwise warm and generous Americans?

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

  • Trees, plants, flowers and all the vegetable world fall under his particular observation: nor is inanimated nature his only study.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • And, for that part of religion which consisteth in opinions concerning the nature of powers invisible, there is almost nothing that has a name that has not been esteemed amongst the Gentiles, in one place or another, a god or devil, or by their poets feigned to be inanimated, inhabited, or possessed, by some spirit or other.

    Chapter XII. Of Religion

  • Earthy Substance of earthy substance, first of the earthy substance, the entire body of me, N.N. son of N.N., completely formed by an honorable arm and an immortal right hand in the lightless and illuminated world, in the inanimated and the animated.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • He loved everything there, animated or inanimated; the very mud of the riverside; the very alligators, enormous and stolid, basking on it with impertinent unconcern.

    An Outcast Of The Islands

  • Yet he could not command his memories that came crowding round him in that evil-smelling hut, while Babalatchi talked on in a flowing monotone, nothing of him moving but the lips, in the artificially inanimated face.

    An Outcast Of The Islands

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