Pronunciation: (an'u-mā"tid), [key]
1. full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous: an animated debate on the death penalty.
2. made or equipped to move or give the appearance of moving in an animallike fashion: animated puppets.
3. containing representations of animals or mechanical objects that appear to move as real ones do: an animated window display.
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