That is or has been disanimated; specifically †(a) deprived of vigour; discouraged (obsolete); (b) deprived of life; inanimate.
In earliest use as past participle.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Hels Torments. From dis- + animate.
1To deprive of vigour, courage, or enthusiasm; to dispirit, dishearten, discourage.
2To deprive of life or consciousness; to render lifeless or inanimate; to kill.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in William Alley (d. 1570), bishop of Exeter. From dis- + animate, perhaps after Middle French desanimer, French désanimer to discourage, to kill (a person).