killed

adjective
\ ˈkild How to pronounce killed (audio) \

Definition of killed

: being or containing a virus that has been inactivated (as by chemicals) so that it is no longer infectious killed vaccines

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Recent Examples on the Web Killed January 22, 2015 by an illegal immigrant who shot him in the face. New York Times, "Transcript of Donald Trump’s Immigration Speech," 1 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of killed

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of killed was in 1902

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“Killed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/killed. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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killed

adjective
\ ˈkild How to pronounce killed (audio) \

Medical Definition of killed

: being or containing a virus that has been inactivated (as by chemicals) so that it is no longer infectious killed vaccines

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