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Definition of 'death'


  1. the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
       Synonyms: decease expiry
       Antonyms: birth nativity nascency nascence
  2. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism; "the animal died a painful death"
  3. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead; "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"
       Synonyms: last
  4. the personification of death; "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
  5. the absence of life or state of being dead; "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
  6. the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
       Synonyms: dying demise
       Antonyms: birth
  7. the act of killing; "he had two deaths on his conscience"
  8. a final state; "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
       Synonyms: end destruction

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