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Definition

[n] people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
[n] a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"
[adv] completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers; "an absolutely magnificent painting"; "a perfectly idiotic idea"; "you're perfectly right"; "utterly miserable"; "you can be dead sure of my innocence"; "was dead tired"; "dead right"
[adv] quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
[adj] devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"
[adj] physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"
[adj] no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
[adj] not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat; "Mars is a dead planet"; "a dead battery"; "dead soil"; "dead coals"; "the fire is dead"
[adj] not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"; "dead stones"
[adj] lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
[adj] drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
[adj] no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
[adj] no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
[adj] lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
[adj] not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
[adj] out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
[adj] unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
[adj] not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
[adj] lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
[adj] devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"

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Antonyms

alive(p), animate, live, living