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Showing no sign of life; lifeless.‘his exanimate body’
deceased, expired, departed, gone, no more, passed on, passed awayView synonyms
- ‘It is a petrifaction — a fossil, existing, it is true, in a fine state of keeping, but still an exanimate stone.’
- ‘The billows of death overwhelmed him, and cast his exanimate body on the desolate shore.’
- ‘When Laura plays the piano, her adorer stands there, one moment an exanimate statue, the next a disembodied spirit.’
- ‘The Christian knight administered the sacred rites of religion to her departing spirit, and then sunk into unconsciousness beside her exanimate form.’
- ‘His camera portrays its exanimate victims with the gentleness of one who understands and perhaps envies the escape they've made.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin exanimatus deprived of life from ex- out + animatus (see animate).
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