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'dead' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'dead'
1. 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
2. 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
3. very tired
I'm dead after that long trip
4. unerringly accurate
a dead shot
took dead aim
5. physically inactive
Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range
6. total
dead silence
7. not endowed with life
dead stones
8. (followed by 'to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
passersby were dead to our plea for help
9. devoid of physical sensation; numb
his gums were dead from the novocain
10. lacking acoustic resonance
dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs
the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio
11. not yielding a return
dead capital
12. not circulating or flowing
dead air
dead water
13. out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
a dead telephone line
the motor is dead
14. not surviving in active use
Latin is a dead language
15. lacking resilience or bounce
a dead tennis ball
16. no longer in force or use; inactive
a dead law
17. no longer having force or relevance
a dead issue
18. sudden and complete
came to a dead stop
19. drained of electric charge; discharged
a dead battery
20. lacking animation or excitement or activity
the party being dead we left early
21. devoid of activity
this is a dead town; nothing ever happens here

'dead' - used as a adverb
22. quickly and without warning
23. completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers
you can be dead sure of my innocence
was dead tired
dead right

'dead' - used as a noun
24. people who are no longer living
they buried the dead
25. a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
the dead of winter

derived forms
1. Dead / Plural
deads
2. Dead / Comparitive
deader
3. Dead / Superlative
deadest
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Antonym
  • alive
  • live
  • living
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    It was one of the deadliest and heaviest feelings of my life to feel that I was no longer a boy. From that moment I began to grow old in my own esteem -and in my esteem age is not estimable. - Click here to find out.
    Fact of the day
    Dead cells in the body ultimately go to the kidneys for excretion.