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Definition of Inanimate


  1. To animate.
  2. Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances.

Inanimate Quotations

War is not an exercise of the will directed at an inanimate matter.
Carl von Clausewitz

Never fight an inanimate object.
P. J. O'Rourke

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden

There's something about seeing this little inanimate object coming to life that's just very exciting. That's why with 'Nightmare' I held out for so long to do it.
Tim Burton

Thus it seemed to Haeckel that such simple life could easily be produced from inanimate material.
Michael Behe
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Inanimate Translations

inanimate in German is leblos, unbelebt, leblos
inanimate in Spanish is inanimado
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