what is difference between exanimate and lifeless
See ex- and Latin animus (“soul, life”).
- IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzænɪmɪt/
- IPA(key): /ɪɡˈzænɪmeɪt/
exanimate (comparative more exanimate, superlative most exanimate)
- Lifeless, not or no longer living, dead.
- Spiritless, dispirited, disheartened, not lively.
- Pale […] wretch, exanimate by love.
- (dispirited): dejected
exanimate (third-person singular simple present exanimates, present participle exanimating, simple past and past participle exanimated)
- (obsolete, transitive) To deprive of animation or of life.
- examinate, metaxenia
- second-person plural present active imperative of exanimō
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”).
- IPA(key): /ˈlaɪfləs/
- Hyphenation: life‧less
lifeless (comparative more lifeless, superlative most lifeless)
- inanimate; having no life
- dead; having lost life
- uninhabited, or incapable of supporting life
- dull or lacking vitality
- fileless, self-lies