Animation

Definition of Animation

An`i`ma´tion
n.1.The act of animating, or giving life or spirit; the state of being animate or alive.
The animation of the same soul quickening the whole frame.
- Bp. Hall.
Perhaps an inanimate thing supplies me, while I am speaking, with whatever I possess of animation.
- Landor.
2.The state of being lively, brisk, or full of spirit and vigor; vivacity; spiritedness; as, he recited the story with great animation.
Suspended animation
temporary suspension of the vital functions, as in persons nearly drowned.

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