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Adjective
No longer alive
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“The dead soldiers were honored for their courage and valor.”
Adjective
Lacking emotion, sympathy, or sensitivity
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“He knew that he really needed to have a shower, but he felt dead to the world.”
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Feeling tired, fatigued or weary
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“I am feeling absolutely dead after a grueling, high-intensity workout.”
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No longer in use
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“This archaic language is effectively dead and is studied only by a few dedicated scholars.”
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Complete or absolute
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“The room fell into dead silence and it was clear that nobody was able to counter his argument.”
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Physically broken or no longer functioning
“The juicer was dead and I began panicking about how I was going to get all that green goodness into me.”
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Lacking energy, liveliness or animation
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“You've got a fast car, and I've got a plan to get us out of this dead little town.”
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Devoid of life or activity
“The building has provided an injection of urbanity to what at the time was a dead wasteland.”
Adjective
Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“The land was dead and would not produce any more crops.”
Adjective
Physically numb and incapable of feeling
“I had a dead arm from sleeping on it when I turned onto my side.”
Adjective
(of a memory or feeling) No longer present or existing
“I did my best to convince her that any affection I had for my ex-girlfriend was well and truly dead by now.”
Adjective
Consistently accurate
“And when it comes to shooting, Bob is a dead shot with a six-gun or a rifle.”
Adjective
Relating to, or suggestive of, death or dying
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“He was thin, pale, almost corpse-like, and he threw me a dead stare that was rather creepy.”
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Without hope or prospect of completion, success, or survival
“Steph started getting hot from deep and we knew that we were dead from that point on.”
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At rest, stationary, immobile, not moving
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Overly cautious in style, lacking creativity or innovation
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Not aware of or using the latest ideas or techniques
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Finished, having reached an end or conclusion
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Displaying a lack of sympathy, empathy or general emotions
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Dead at birth
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Certain to suffer death, failure, or a similarly negative outcome
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Dead
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Preserved to become a fossil
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Not functional or operational
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Not existent
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Empty or not occupied
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Feeling tired, drowsy or lethargic
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Lacking in meaning
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Not valid or legally binding
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Very thin or bony in physique
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(of a sound) Tending to resonate, echo or reverberate
Adverb
In a straight line or course
“It was dead in front of him, on a level with his face.”
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Exactly or precisely as specified or in a given position or location
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“She would always look you dead in the eye while speaking to you.”
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In a complete manner
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“It has the largest head I've seen on a bird along with a dead straight beak.”
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To a great extent or degree
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“I am dead excited about going to college and making new friends!”
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In a prompt manner
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Adverb
In a manner causing someone to lose consciousness
Noun
(the dead) The state of being lifeless
“Chaelus, Roan Lord of the House of Malius is raised from the dead by the hand of a child.”
Noun
A period during which coldness or darkness is most intense
“While in Paris, Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night.”
Noun
A person harmed or killed as a result of an unfortunate event or action
Verb
Without hope of recovery
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