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

Examples of killed in a Sentence

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'killed.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of killed

1902, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about killed

Dictionary Entries near killed

killdee

killdeer

Kill Devil

killed

Killeen

killefer

killer

Statistics for killed

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for killed

The first known use of killed was in 1902

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for killed

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

More from Merriam-Webster on killed

Nglish: Translation of killed for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of killed for Arabic Speakers

Comments on killed

What made you want to look up killed? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!