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inanimate

 [in-an´ĭ-mat]
1. without life.
2. lacking in animation.

in·an·i·mate

(in-an'i-māt),
Not alive.
[L. in- neg. + anima, breath, soul]

in·an·i·mate

(in-an'i-măt)
Not alive.
[L. in- neg. + anima, breath, soul]
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