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adjective as in physically or emotionally numb; insensitive

adjective as in not working

adjective as in without vitality; boring; dull

adverb as in completely or exactly

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Police responded to the scene, and Onyeuka was pronounced dead.

Your movement might be dead, but there is a place for you to go.

It was an image of a dead woodcock lying on the street in New York City.

In quantum mechanics, this weird “is the cat alive or dead” state is dubbed superposition.

The Gleasons tell people who have observed lethargic or dead birds around their homes to take down their feeders for two weeks, so local birds can disperse and find food in the wild.

The cartoonist, better known as Charb, was shot dead Wednesday.

A policewoman was shot dead this morning while law enforcement searched for the Charlie Lebdo killers.

Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.

The two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is dead.

Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.

A little boy of four was moved to passionate grief at the sight of a dead dog taken from a pond.

When he plays a sonata it is as if the composition rose from the dead and stood transfigured before you.

To-day I'm more dead than alive, as we had a lesson from him yesterday that lasted four hours.

It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.

If they are Ancients and dead then let them be buried and left to the archæological excavator.

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On this page you'll find 201 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dead, such as: buried, deceased, late, lifeless, cold, and departed.

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