1. nonliving

adjective. not endowed with life.


  • inanimate
  • aliveness
  • liveness
  • nonconscious
  • animateness


  • animate
  • alive
  • nonbeing
  • dead

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Sentences with nonliving

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Create a two-columned chart based on that or another of Lionni's books and list the things in the book that are living or nonliving.

2. Adjective
Then, ask the students to come up with their own examples of living and nonliving things.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The nonliving, or abiotic, elements of ecosystems are crucial as they provide important resources for the living things like habitat, food, minerals and light.