Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To deprive of life; kill.
  • To dishearten; discourage.
  • Inanimate; lifeless.
  • Spiritless; disheartened; depressed in spirits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To deprive of animation or of life.
  • adjective rare Lifeless; dead.
  • adjective rare Destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Lifeless, not or no longer living, dead.
  • adjective Spiritless, dispirited, disheartened, not lively.
  • verb obsolete, transitive To deprive of animation or of life.

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

  • adjective deprived of life; no longer living

Etymologies

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See ex- and Latin animus soul, life.

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