The Latin element, 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”.
transanimate (TRANS an" uh mayt) (verb)
, transanimates; transanimated; transanimating
To transfer the soul of a person or an animal from one body to another one; transmigration of the soul: Jennifer hoped that her cat’s spirit, after having passed away, would transanimate to her new kitten, because she had loved her previous feline so much.
transanimation (trans" an uh MAY shuhn) (s) (noun)
, transanimations (pl)
1: The reincarnation of the spirit into another being: Jane was hoping that the transanimation of her favorite aunt was present in her newly born baby and talked to her priest to determine if her aunt’s soul could be in her child.
2. A resuscitation of a person by mouth-to-mouth breathing: After the car accident, transanimation of the driver was performed by a witness, who happened to be near the road intersection, and the life of the injured person was revived.
unanimity (yoo" nuh NIM i tee) (s) (noun)
, unanimities (pl)
A consensus or having the same opinion: The whole family showed unanimity and agreed completely with getting a lovely Christmas tree for their living room.
unanimous (yoo NAN uh muhs) (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to a view shared by all of the people who are concerned, with no one disagreeing: The doctors caring for Mark were unanimous in their diagnosis of his illness.
2. Describing a situation when all members are being in agreement with each other: There was a unanimous vote in the faculty meeting at school to support the refugee children in their town by raising money with a marathon or a long-distance running event.
unanimously (yoo NAN uh muhs li) (adverb)
, more unanimously, most unanimously
1. A reference to how the same opinions or views are shared; relating to being in complete harmony or accord: If the children in a fourth grade class were to be asked what they would like to be served for lunch, they would unanimously agree on having pizza and ice cream!
2. Characterizing how something is completely agreed upon: After a discussion by the faculty about canceling classes at school for the next few days because of the severe weather conditions, it was unanimously decided by everyone that it should be done.
unanimousness (yoo NAN uh muhs nis) (s) (noun)
, unanimousnesses (pl)
1. That which is shared as a view by all of the people concerned, with no one disagreeing: Shirley was elected to be the mayor of her town by a unanimousness of the electoral votes of the citizens.
2. That which is based on, or marked by, complete assent or agreement: The unanimousness of having the stores stay open until 6 p.m. everyday of the week was in total accord with the population of the community.
vegeto animal, vegeto-animal (adjective)
; more vegeto animal, more vegeto-animal; most vegeto animal, most vegeto-animal
A reference to or relating to both plants and animals: The cake that Mark made was vegeto animal
because two of its ingredients were butter and flour.
Jack wanted to make chili for dinner, but he didn’t want to use animal flesh, so he added a vegeto animal hamburger that was made with vegetables instead, even though it looked like meat.
zoological animals (zoo animals) (pl) (noun)
1. Animals that are housed in facilities where they are kept for exhibition: At Maurice's local zoo, visitors can see giraffes and countless other zoological animals each day.
2. A collection of wild animals kept in close, or open confinement, usually for public viewing: The “Wildpark" in Ted's city is a place where zoological animals like wolves, bisons, lynx, and otters can be seen, not in cages, but in natural habitats.
Related "animal" units:
Related life, live-word units:
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving the "mind, mental" word units: