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dead center

Definition of dead center

  1. :  in the exact center <She hung the picture dead center on the wall.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

    :  lacking power to move, feel, or respond :  numb

  1. :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

  1. :  the point around which a circle or sphere is described

    :  a point that is related to a geometrical figure in such a way that for any point on the figure there is another point on the figure such that a straight line joining the two points is bisected by the original point —called also center of symmetry

    :  the center of the circle inscribed in a regular polygon

  1. :  to place or fix at or around a center or central area

    :  to give a central focus or basis

    :  to adjust (as lenses) so that the axes coincide

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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