exanimate vs lifeless what difference

what is difference between exanimate and lifeless

English

Etymology

See ex- and Latin animus (soul, life).

Pronunciation

Adjective
  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzænɪmɪt/
Verb
  • IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzænɪmeɪt/

Adjective

exanimate (comparative more exanimate, superlative most exanimate)

  1. Lifeless, not or no longer living, dead.
  2. Spiritless, dispirited, disheartened, not lively.
    • Pale [] wretch, exanimate by love.

Synonyms

  • (dispirited): dejected

Translations

Verb

exanimate (third-person singular simple present exanimates, present participle exanimating, simple past and past participle exanimated)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To deprive of animation or of life.

Anagrams

  • examinate, metaxenia

Latin

Verb

exanimāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of exanimō


English

Etymology

From Middle English lyfles, lifles, from Old English līflēas (lifeless), equivalent to life +‎ -less. Cognate with West Frisian libbensleas (lifeless), Dutch levenloos (lifeless), German leblos (lifeless), Danish livløs (lifeless), Swedish livlös (lifeless), Icelandic líflaus (lifeless).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪfləs/
  • Hyphenation: life‧less

Adjective

lifeless (comparative more lifeless, superlative most lifeless)

  1. inanimate; having no life
  2. dead; having lost life
  3. uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life
  4. dull or lacking vitality

Derived terms

  • lifelessly
  • lifelessness

Translations

Anagrams

  • fileless, self-lies

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