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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


2. inanimate not endowed with life

SamplesThe inorganic world is inanimate.
Inanimate objects.

Synonymsnon-living, nonliving


Attributealiveness, animateness, liveness


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

SamplesAn inanimate body.
Pulseless and dead.

Synonymsbreathless, pulseless


Antonymsalive, live

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