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Definitions of dead:
  • noun:   people who are no longer living
    Example: "They buried the dead"
  • noun:   a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    Example: "The dead of winter"
  • adjective:   unerringly accurate
    Example: "A dead shot"
  • adjective:   not yielding a return
    Example: "Dead capital"
  • adjective:   lacking acoustic resonance
    Example: "Dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"
  • adjective:   devoid of physical sensation; numb
    Example: "His gums were dead from the novocain"
  • adjective:   devoid of activity
    Example: "This is a dead town"
  • adjective:   physically inactive
    Example: "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
  • adjective:   no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
    Example: "The nerve is dead"
  • adjective:   not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
    Example: "Mars is a dead planet"
  • adjective:   lacking animation or excitement or activity
    Example: "The party being dead we left early"
  • adjective:   drained of electric charge; discharged
    Example: "A dead battery"
  • adjective:   no longer having force or relevance
    Example: "A dead issue"
  • adjective:   no longer in force or use; inactive
    Example: "A defunct (or dead) law"
  • adjective:   lacking resilience or bounce
    Example: "A dead tennis ball"
  • adjective:   not surviving in active use
    Example: "Latin is a dead language"
  • adjective:   out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
    Example: "A dead telephone line"
  • adjective:   not endowed with life
    Example: "Dead stones"
  • adverb:   completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    Example: "You can be dead sure of my innocence"
  • adverb:   quickly and without warning

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