What is the opposite of animate?

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Adjective
Opposite of alive or having life
Adjective
Opposite of showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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Opposite of exhibiting a lively optimism
Adjective
Opposite of describing any form of life based on the organic biopolymers present in all forms of life on Earth
Verb
Opposite of give inspiration, encouragement, or renewed vigour to
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Opposite of to start, activate or put into action
“A protective system is connected to the power system to sense selected circuit conditions and deactivate the power system upon the occurrence of a fault.”
Verb
Opposite of to rouse or inspire a particular feeling or thoughts
“When you're a nurse, you see so much sadness and pain on a daily basis that you almost have to desensitize yourself to it just to stay sane.”
Verb
Opposite of to trigger a passionate feeling or reaction
“Harper was worked up at having lost her favorite doll, but her mother would do her best to calm her.”
Verb
Opposite of to become brighter
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