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Anima- (animal life, breath, soul; mind) Words: “anima” to “unanimous

anima-, anim- (Latin: animal life; breath; soul; mind)

An animal is a living creature, corporeal, distinct, on the one side, from pure spirit, on the other, from mere matter.

Animals are such beings, which, besides the power of growing, and producing their like, as plants and vegetables have, are endowed also with sensation and spontaneous motion.

—Dr. Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language, 1st ed., 1755

Anima-, refers to “a living being” from a Latin form meaning, “of air, having a spirit, living”, which in turn comes from another form meaning, “breath of air, air, soul, life”.

In Jung’s terminology, the soul, that part of the psyche that is directed inwardly and is in touch with the unconscious; the anima is contrasted with the persona, which is the outer attitude or outer character.
1. Hostile criticism.
2. A severely critical or censorious remark.
1. To remark or comment critically, usually with strong disapproval.
2. To turn the mind or attention to, pay attention or attend to; to observe.
1. An organism of the kingdom Animalia, distinguished from plants by certain characteristics, as the power of locomotion, fixed structure and limited growth, and nonphotosynthetic metabolism.
2. A living organism that is distinguished from plants by independent movement and responsive sense organs.
3. A living being; a member of the higher of the two series of organized beings, of which the typical forms are endowed with life, sensation, and voluntary motion; but of which the lowest forms are hardly distinguishable from the lowest vegetable forms by any more certain marks than their evident relationship to other animal forms, and thus to the animal series as a whole rather than to the vegetable series.
4. In common usage: one of the lower animals; a brute, or beast, as distinguished from mankind. (Often restricted by the uneducated to quadrupeds; and familiarly applied especially to such as are used by man, as a horse, ass, or dog).
1. An animal so small as to be visible only with the aid of the microscope.
2. A microscopic or minute organism, as an amoeba or paramecium, usually regarded as an animal.

Observing microscopic animals with a microscope.

A theory that seeks to explain physiological or pathological phenomena by the agency of animalcules; such as: that they are the germs of life and that they are the cause of diseases.
The rearing of animals as a branch of industry.
1. Preoccupation with physical rather than spiritual needs.
2. The theory that human beings are driven by physical appetites rather than spiritual needs.
A believer in animalism.
1. The characteristics of animals as opposed to plants.
2. Relating to the physical or nonrational as distinct from the spiritual nature of humans.
animalize, animalization:
1. To bring out someone’s brutal or instinctive nature.
2. To make coarse and brutal; dehumanize.
3. To endow (a deity) with the attributes of an animal.
Of or pertaining to the soul; psychic.
1. To make someone or something lively; to give life to.
2. To rouse or inspire someone to take action or to have strong feelings.
3. To bring someone or something to life.
4. In a physically live state, as opposed to being dead or inert.
5. Full of liveliness or energy.
1. Full of liveliness or activity; vigor or spirit.
2. In the form of a sequence of moving still images; made or designed so as to seem to be alive and moving.
1. Liveliness in the way someone speaks or behaves; the quality or condition of being animate.
2. The making of movies by filming a sequence of slightly varying drawings or models so that they appear to move and change when the sequence is shown and appear to be alive.
1. The belief that inanimate things have consciousness or personality.
2. The ascription of psychic qualities to inanimate as well as animate objects.
To be played in a lively animated manner (used as a musical direction).
animator, animater:
1. Someone who makes animated movies, or who provides a technical or artistic skill needed to produce animations.
2. Someone or something that makes things lively, exciting, or interesting.
The use of computer technology and a form of radio control to animate puppets or other models, e.g., for a movie (takes a singular verb).
animism, animist, animistic:
1. The belief that things in nature, e.g., trees, mountains, and the sky, have souls or consciousness.
2. The belief that a supernatural force animates and organizes the universe.
3. The belief that people have spirits that do or can exist separately from their bodies.
A feeling or spirit of hostility and resentment; dislike.
1. A feeling or display of animosity.
2. An attitude or feeling that motivates someone’s actions.
To deprive of animal character.
1. To deprive of life, render lifeless.
2. To deprive of spirit, courage, or vigor; to discourage, dispirit, dishearten.
equanimity, equanimous:
Evenness of temper even under stress.
exanimate, exanimtion:
1. To deprive of life; to kill.
2. To deprive of the appearance of life; to render breathless or unconscious.
3. Deprivation of spirits, disheartening, discouragement.
1. Not animated or alive; destitute of life, lifeless; not endowed with animal life, as in that part of nature that is without sensation, i.e. all outside the animal world.
2. Without the activity or motion of life; spiritless, inactive, dull.
Lifelessly, without animation.
Absence of life or liveliness.
1. Great generosity or noble-spiritedness.
2. A generous, noble-spirited act.
Very generous, kind, or forgiving.
1. Revive; to animate with new life, to make alive again, to restore to life or consciousness.
2. To give fresh heart or courage to (a person); to stimulate anew.
3. To impart fresh vigor, energy, or activity to (a thing).
1. The action of restoring to life.
2. The fact, or process, of returning to life.
3. Renewal of vigor or liveliness.
transanimate, transanimation:
To transfer the soul of (a person) from one body to another body; transmigration of the soul.
unanimous, unanimity [one mind]:
1. Shared as a view by all of the people concerned, with no one disagreeing.
2. With all members in agreement with each other.
3. Based on or marked by complete assent or agreement.