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death

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1 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • we were all saddened by the death of our friend

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2 the state of being dead
  • death is one of the few constants in the universe

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3 the act of ceasing to exist
  • the death of the Soviet economic system in the wake of the breakup of the USSR

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4 something that is the cause of one's ultimate failure or loss of life
  • that muscle car will be the death of him yet

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5 the killing of a large number of people
  • thousands of soldiers were lost on the field of death

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“Death.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/death. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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