(An`i*mal"cu*lism) n. [Cf. F. animalculisme.] (Biol.) The theory which seeks to explain
certain physiological and pathological phenomena by means of animalcules.
(An`i*mal"cu*list) n. [Cf. F. animalculiste.]
1. One versed in the knowledge of animalcules. Keith.
2. A believer in the theory of animalculism.
(||An`i*mal"cu*lum) n.; pl. Animalcula [NL. See Animalcule.] An animalcule.
Animalculæ, as if from a Latin singular animalcula, is a barbarism.
(An"i*mal*ish) a. Like an animal.
(An"i*mal*ism) n. [Cf. F. animalisme.] The state, activity, or enjoyment of animals; mere
animal life without intellectual or moral qualities; sensuality.
(An`i*mal"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. animalité.] Animal existence or nature. Locke.
(An`i*mal*i*za"tion) n. [Cf. F. animalisation.]
1. The act of animalizing; the giving of animal life, or endowing with animal properties.
2. Conversion into animal matter by the process of assimilation. Owen.
(An"i*mal*ize) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animalized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Animalizing.] [Cf. F. animaliser.]
1. To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form. Warburton.
2. To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.
3. To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize.
The unconscious irony of the Epicurean poet on the animalizing tendency of his own philosophy.
(An"i*mal*ly), adv. Physically. G. Eliot.
(An"i*mal*ness), n. Animality. [R.]
(An`i*mas"tic) a. [L. anima breath, life.] Pertaining to mind or spirit; spiritual.
(An`i*mas"tic), n. Psychology. [Obs.]
(An"i*mate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.] [L. animatus, p. p. of
animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth.
us-anan to expire (us- out), Icel. önd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf. Animal.]
1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.