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Entry Word: dead
Function: adjective
Text: 1 no longer living <I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather>
Synonyms breathless, deceased, defunct, departed, fallen, gone, late, lifeless
Related Words extinct; dying, fading, moribund; stillborn; finished, lapsed, terminated; barren, desert; inanimate, insensate, nonliving, unanimated
Phrases bitten the dust, passed away, passed on
Near Antonyms animate, animated; dynamic, lively, thriving, vibrant, vital, vivacious; active, functioning, operative, running
Antonyms alive, breathing, going, living
2 depleted in strength, energy, or freshness <a long day of traveling left them just dead> -- see WEARY 1
3 having no exceptions or restrictions <there was a dead silence following that incredibly moving performance> -- see ABSOLUTE 2
4 lacking in sensation or feeling <my foot was dead after I absentmindedly sat on it for an hour> -- see NUMB
5 no longer existing <the dead Babylonian culture> -- see EXTINCT
6 not being in a state of use, activity, or employment <local coal mines that have been dead for years> -- see INACTIVE 2
7 of, relating to, or suggestive of death <fell into a dead faint upon hearing the news> -- see DEATHLY 1