dead adjective definition in Death topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 adjective: Death topic
no longer alive My mother's dead; she died in 1987. a dead person/animal dead leaves/wood/skin He was shot dead by a gunman outside his home. Catherine's dead body lay peacefully on the bed. He dropped dead (= died suddenly) last week. The poor child looks more dead than alive. (figurative) In ten years he'll be dead and buried as a politician.

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