corpse

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corpse

noun \ˈkrps\

: a dead body

Full Definition of CORPSE

1
archaic :  a human or animal body whether living or dead
2
a :  a dead body especially of a human being
b :  the remains of something discarded or defunct <the corpses of rusting cars>

Examples of CORPSE

  1. a battlefield strewn with corpses
  2. <the startling discovery of a corpse required a call to the police>

Origin of CORPSE

Middle English corps, from Anglo-French cors, corps, from Latin corpus
First Known Use: 13th century

Related to CORPSE

corpse

noun \ˈk(ə)rps\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORPSE

: a dead body especially of a human being

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