not endowed with life

the inorganic world is inanimate


inanimate objects

Syn: ↑inanimate, ↑non-living
Ant: ↑animate (for: ↑inanimate)
Similar to: ↑nonconscious
Derivationally related forms: ↑inanimateness (for: ↑inanimate)
Attrubites: ↑animateness, ↑aliveness, ↑liveness

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\(ˈ) ̷ ̷+\ adjective
: not having or characterized by life

nonliving matter

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adj., n.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

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  • nonliving — non·living …   English syllables

  • nonliving — non•liv′ing adj. n …   From formal English to slang

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