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Definition of inanimate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    inanimate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ɪnˈænəmət//
     
     
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  1. 1not alive in the way that people and animals are A rock is an inanimate object. opposite animate
  2. 2dead or appearing to be dead A man was lying inanimate on the floor.
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