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1.
A person who is very expressive with how he/she feels.
For example, if someone is happy, they would smile. A person who is animated will be grinning and walking with a rhythm-like step to express their happiness, like a cartoon character.
by Miu-Miu-Miu November 09, 2009
 
2.
To be deceased yet exhibit qualities of life. Animated creature are often referred to as undead yet need not necessarily be so.
A necromancer animated zombies and skeletons, but only after being schooling the correct art of shoveling.
by Retroactivism June 19, 2004