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English adjective: inanimate

1. inanimate belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things


SamplesThe word `car' is inanimate.


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsanimate

2. inanimate not endowed with life


SamplesThe inorganic world is inanimate.
Inanimate objects.


Synonymsnon-living, nonliving


Similarnonconscious


Attributealiveness, animateness, liveness


Antonymsanimate

3. inanimate appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse


SamplesAn inanimate body.
Pulseless and dead.


Synonymsbreathless, pulseless


Similardead


Antonymsalive, live









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