inanimate inanimate  /ɪ ˈnæ nə mət/


  1. (adj) belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
  2. (adj) not endowed with life
  3. (adj) appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse



  1. Imperial Rome was once so full of sculptures that the inanimate population of the city came close to outnumbering the walk talk variety.
  2. Pinocchio: The charm, humor and loving care with which it treats its inanimate characters puts it in a class by itself.
  3. Her death will come, they say, after a long coma that will reduce her to being nothing but an inanimate burden on her family.


  1. Watch Peals Catch Some Waves in Hazy 'Blue Elvis' Beach Video

    Last month, Peals shared the meditative video for "Belle Air," an arthouse short that pondered death and time using common, inanimate objects...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Craigslist Chorales: Ridiculously Charming Craigslist Ad Boasts a 'Yardtopia'

    Image via Craigslist Renting for $250 a month in Baltimore: a bedroom with "so much room for activities," a shelf of "inanimate friends!" and access not only to the attic "full of secrets," but also the "scary basement," "yardtopia," and...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed


  1. "The chance to create my very own comic, and a horror/thriller at that, is like a very fun nightmare come true," said Hewitt. "I've always been fascinated by the notion that an inanimate object can hold as much malevolent energy as a human...
    on Jul 28, 2009 By: Jennifer Love Hewitt Source:

  2. "He did have some anger issues," said Henderson. "He did use coarse language. He exhibited anger towards inanimate objects."
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Dan Henderson Source: 660 News

  3. "You can wantonly hit an animal and leave and face no consequences," Eng said. "An inanimate object has more rights."
    on Mar 6, 2009 By: Mike Eng Source: Los Angeles Times

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