Main definitions of disanimate in English

: disanimate1disanimate2

disanimate1

adjective

rare
  • That is or has been disanimated; specifically †(a) deprived of vigour; discouraged (obsolete); (b) deprived of life; inanimate.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Hels Torments. From dis- + animate.

Pronunciation

disanimate

/ˌdɪsˈanɪmət/

Main definitions of disanimate in English

: disanimate1disanimate2

disanimate2

verb

rare
  • 1with object To deprive of vigour, courage, or enthusiasm; to dispirit, dishearten, discourage.

  • 2with object To deprive of life or consciousness; to render lifeless or inanimate; to kill.

Origin

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).

Pronunciation

disanimate

/ˌdɪsˈanɪmeɪt/