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Adjective: inanimate  in'a-nu-mut
  1. (linguistics) belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
    "the word 'car' is inanimate"
     
  2. Not endowed with life
    "inanimate objects"; "the inorganic world is inanimate";
    - nonliving, non-living
     
  3. Appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
    "an inanimate body";
    - breathless, pulseless

See also: aliveness, animateness, dead, liveness, nonconscious

Antonym: animate

Encyclopedia: Inanimate