Showing no sign of life; lifeless: his exanimate body
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- His camera portrays its exanimate victims with the gentleness of one who understands and perhaps envies the escape they've made.
- The Christian knight administered the sacred rites of religion to her departing spirit, and then sunk into unconsciousness beside her exanimate form.
- When Laura plays the piano, her adorer stands there, one moment an exanimate statue, the next a disembodied spirit.
Mid 16th century: from Latin exanimatus 'deprived of life', from ex- 'out' + animatus (see animate).
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