"animation" in the noun sense
1. animation, life, living, aliveness
the condition of living or the state of being alive
"while there's life there's hope"
"life depends on many chemical and physical processes"
2. animation, vitality
the property of being able to survive and grow
"the vitality of a seed"
3. animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio, vivification
quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
4. vivification, invigoration, animation
the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
the making of animated cartoons
6. liveliness, animation
general activity and motion
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