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Meaning of dead

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly" [syn:
             {abruptly}, {suddenly}, {short}, {dead}]
      2: 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" [syn: {absolutely}, {perfectly},
         {utterly}, {dead}]
      adj 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" [ant: {alive(p)},
      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"; "dead soil"; "dead coals";
         "the fire is dead" [ant: {live}]
      3: 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" [syn: {all
         in(p)}, {beat(p)}, {bushed(p)}, {dead(p)}]
      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: (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity;
         unresponsive; "passersby were dead to our plea for help";
         "numb to the cries for mercy" [syn: {dead(p)}, {numb(p)}]
      7: 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" [syn: {dead}, {deadened}]
      8: lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of
         some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording
      9: not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds" [syn:
         {dead}, {idle}]
      10: not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water";
          "stagnant water" [syn: {dead(a)}, {stagnant}]
      11: not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
      12: lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
      13: out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a
          dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead"
      14: no longer having force or relevance; "a dead issue"
      15: complete; "came to a dead stop"; "utter seriousness" [syn:
          {dead(a)}, {utter}]
      16: drained of electric charge; discharged; "a dead battery";
          "left the lights on and came back to find the battery
          drained" [syn: {dead}, {drained}]
      17: devoid of activity; "this is a dead town; nothing ever
          happens here"
      n 1: people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
           [ant: {living}]
      2: a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with
         death) is intense; "the dead of winter"

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