"animater" in the adjective sense
belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
"the word `dog' is animate"
endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
"we are animate beings"
3. sentient, animate
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
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