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Dictionary definition for: Dead

1. (n) people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"

2. (r) quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"

3. (a) no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead" "a dead pallor" "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"

4. (n) a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"

5. (r) completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting" "a perfectly idiotic idea" "you''re perfectly right" "utterly miserable" "you can be dead sure of my innocence" "was dead tired" "dead right"

6. (a) not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet" "a dead battery" "dead soil" "dead coals" "the fire is dead"

7. (s) unerringly accurate; "a dead shot" "took dead aim"

8. (s) physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"

9. (a) not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate" "inanimate objects" "dead stones"

10. (s) devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain" "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth" "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

11. (s) lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs" "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

12. (s) not yielding a return; "dead capital" "idle funds"

13. (s) out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line" "the motor is dead"

14. (s) not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"

15. (s) lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"

16. (s) no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law" "a defunct organization"

17. (s) no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"

18. (s) drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery" "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"

19. (s) lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early" "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"

20. (s) devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"

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