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dead

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1 no longer living
  • I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather.
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bitten the dust

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2 lacking in gaiety, movement, or animation
  • The store is often dead after 4:00 p.m.
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3 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness
  • A long day of traveling left them just dead.
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worn to a frazzle

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5 lacking in sensation or feeling
  • My foot was dead after I absentmindedly sat on it for an hour.
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6 no longer existing
  • the dead Babylonian culture
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7 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment
  • local coal mines that have been dead for years
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at rest, on the shelf, out of commission

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9 facing certain defeat, disaster, or death
  • If we don't finish this project on time, we're dead.
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10 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation
  • the dead wastes of the far country to the west
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dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (such as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life.
    • a dead, listless performance
defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation.
    • a defunct television series
deceased, departed, and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use.
    • the estate of the deceased
departed is used usually as a euphemism.
    • our departed sister
late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status.
    • the company's late president

dead

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1 in a direct line or course
  • The finish line is dead ahead.
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as the crow flies

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2 to a full extent or degree
  • I'm dead certain that's the one I want.
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all the way, at length, down the line, down to the ground, for fair, in whole, to bits, to pieces, to the hilt, to the max

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the state of being dead
  • It's impossible to raise someone from the dead.
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