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Definition of dead

dead - adj. total; devoid of activity; physically inactive; no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; lacking animation or excitement or activity; drained of electric charge; discharged; sudden and complete; no longer having force or relevance; no longer in force or use; inactive; lacking resilience or bounce; not surviving in active use; out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; not circulating or flowing; unerringly accurate; not yielding a return; lacking acoustic resonance; devoid of physical sensation; numb; (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; not endowed with life; very tired; adv. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; quickly and without warning; noun people who are no longer living; a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense.



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