dead-alive

adjective
\ ¦dedᵊl¦īv, -edə¦līv \
variants: or less commonly dead-and-alive \ ¦dedᵊnə¦līv \

Definition of dead-alive

: alive but as if dead : dull, spiritless

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“Dead-alive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead-alive. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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