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  1. [adverb] quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
    Synonyms: abruptly, suddenly, short

  2. [adverb] 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"
    Synonyms: absolutely, perfectly, utterly

  3. [noun] people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"

  4. [noun] a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter"

  5. [adjective] 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"

  6. [adjective] 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"

  7. [adjective] very tired; "was all in at the end of the day"; "so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"; "bushed after all that exercise"; "I'm dead after that long trip"
    Synonyms: all in, beat, bushed

  8. [adjective] unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"

  9. [adjective] physically inactive; "Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range"

  10. [adjective] total; "dead silence"; "utter seriousness"
    Synonyms: utter

  11. [adjective] not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"; "dead stones"
    Synonyms: inanimate, nonliving

  12. [adjective] (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help"; "numb to the cries for mercy"
    Synonyms: numb

  13. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: ened

  14. [adjective] lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"

  15. [adjective] not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
    Synonyms: idle

  16. [adjective] not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
    Synonyms: stagnant

  17. [adjective] out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"

  18. [adjective] not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"

  19. [adjective] lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"

  20. [adjective] no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
    Synonyms: defunct

  21. [adjective] no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"

  22. [adjective] sudden and complete; "came to a dead stop"

  23. [adjective] drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery"; "left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained"
    Synonyms: drained

  24. [adjective] lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
    Synonyms: lifeless

  25. [adjective] devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here"


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