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    dead - Dictionary definition and meaning for word dead

    Definition
    (noun) people who are no longer living
    Example Sentence
    • they buried the dead
    Definition
    (noun) a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    Example Sentence
    • the dead of winter
    Definition
    (adj) no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life
    Example Sentence
    • the nerve is dead
    • a dead pallor
    • he was marked as a dead man by the assassin
    Definition
    (adj) not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat
    Example Sentence
    • Mars is a dead planet
    • dead soil
    • dead coals
    • the fire is dead
    Definition
    (adj) very tired
    Synonyms : all in , beat , bushed
    Example Sentence
    • was all in at the end of the day
    • so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere
    • bushed after all that exercise
    • I'm dead after that long trip
    Definition
    (adj) unerringly accurate
    Example Sentence
    • a dead shot
    • took dead aim
    Definition
    (adj) physically inactive
    Example Sentence
    • Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range
    Definition
    (adj) (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
    Synonyms : numb
    Example Sentence
    • passersby were dead to our plea for help
    • numb to the cries for mercy
    Definition
    (adj) devoid of physical sensation; numb
    Synonyms : deadened
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) lacking acoustic resonance
    Example Sentence
    • dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs
    • the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio
    Definition
    (adj) not yielding a return
    Synonyms : idle
    Example Sentence
    • dead capital
    • idle funds
    Definition
    (adj) not circulating or flowing
    Synonyms : stagnant
    Example Sentence
    • dead air
    • dead water
    • stagnant water
    Definition
    (adj) not surviving in active use
    Example Sentence
    • Latin is a dead language
    Definition
    (adj) lacking resilience or bounce
    Example Sentence
    • a dead tennis ball
    Definition
    (adj) out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
    Example Sentence
    • a dead telephone line
    • the motor is dead
    Definition
    (adj) no longer having force or relevance
    Example Sentence
    • a dead issue
    Definition
    (adj) complete
    Synonyms : utter
    Example Sentence
    • came to a dead stop
    • utter seriousness
    Definition
    (adj) drained of electric charge; discharged
    Synonyms : drained
    Example Sentence
    • a dead battery
    • left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained
    Definition
    (adj) devoid of activity
    Example Sentence
    • this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here
    Definition
    (adv) quickly and without warning
    Synonyms : abruptly , short , suddenly
    Example Sentence
    • he stopped suddenly
    Definition
    (adv) completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
    Synonyms : absolutely , perfectly , utterly
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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