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  • devoid of activity; nothing ever happens here"
    • this is a dead town
  • drained of electric charge; discharged
    • a dead battery
    • left the lights on and came back to find the battery drained
  • complete
    • came to a dead stop
    • utter seriousness
  • no longer having force or relevance
    • a dead issue
  • out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown
    • a dead telephone line
    • the motor is dead
  • lacking resilience or bounce
    • a dead tennis ball
  • not surviving in active use
    • Latin is a dead language
  • not circulating or flowing
    • dead air
    • dead water
    • stagnant water
  • not yielding a return
    • dead capital
    • idle funds
  • lacking acoustic resonance
    • dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs
    • the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio
  • 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
  • (followed by `to') not showing human feeling or sensitivity; unresponsive
    • passersby were dead to our plea for help
    • numb to the cries for mercy
  • physically inactive
    • Crater Lake is in the crater of a dead volcano of the Cascade Range
  • unerringly accurate
    • a dead shot
    • took dead aim
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter
  • people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • 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
  • quickly and without warning
    • he stopped suddenly
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