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Dictionary definition for: Death

1. (n) the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

2. (n) the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"

3. (n) the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death" "a struggle to the last"

4. (n) the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"

5. (n) the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"

6. (n) the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans" "a dying of old hopes"

7. (n) the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience"

8. (n) a final state; "he came to a bad end" "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"

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