presumed dead

Definition of presumed dead

  1. :  believed to be dead After the earthquake several people were missing and presumed dead.

Word by Word Definitions

presumeplay presumed
  1. :  to undertake without leave or clear justification :  dare

    :  to expect or assume especially with confidence

    :  to suppose to be true without proof

  1. :  deprived of life :  no longer alive

    :  having the appearance of death :  deathly

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

  1. :  someone who is no longer alive :  one that is dead (see 1dead 1)

    :  the state of being dead

    :  the time of greatest quiet

  1. :  absolutely, utterly

    :  suddenly and completely

    :  directly

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a frightening dream

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