un·​dead | \ˌən-ˈded \
plural undead

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Who among us has a hankering for a latte with just a little hint of the undead? Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Halloween is an aesthetic, not a flavor.," 29 Oct. 2018 The devil, or the undead, or whatever, is in the details. Popular Mechanics, "How to Carve a Pumpkin Like a Pro," 31 Aug. 2018 Its opening scene portrays Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) falling asleep at a party, only to wake up to an empty apartment and a mob of ravenous undead on the streets below. Jason Zinoman, New York Times, "Review: In ‘The Night Eats the World,’ Zombie Apocalypse Now, Again," 12 July 2018 But a screw-up that caused the landmark film to enter the public domain has provided some room for other authors to put their own spin on the undead hungering for human flesh. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "AMC's 'Fear the Walking Dead' Is Target of Copyright Lawsuit," 27 June 2018 Later our group had to use a mirror and a silver serving tray to reflect a beam of sunlight down a dark hallway, ensuring safe passage from the undead. Juliet Bennett Rylah, Los Angeles Magazine, "After a Year Hiatus, One of L.A.’s Scariest Theater Experiences Is Returning," 22 June 2018 The streets of London are filled with vampire hunters and rabid undead creatures known as skal, all of which will attack you on sight. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "Vampyr is a gothic RPG that makes you feel guilty for killing," 8 June 2018 These ways include body and face paint to ward off the undead. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "Comic Performers Play It Dark in Netflix Movies," 20 Apr. 2018 For undead die-hards, the fact that this zombie movie stars Martin Freeman will be reason enough to watch — but those who have found themselves overfed on the genre might also consider giving it a shot. Gabe Cohn, New York Times, "What’s on TV Friday: ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Bombshell’," 18 May 2018

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1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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a nest or breeding place

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