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death meaning and definition

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DEATH noun

Definition of death (noun)

  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
    • antonym: birth
  2. the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • "the animal died a painful death"
  3. the absence of life or state of being dead
    • "he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life"
  4. the time when something ends
    • "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
    • synonyms: demise, dying
    • antonym: birth
  5. the time at which life ends; continuing until dead
    • "she stayed until his death"; "a struggle to the last"
    • synonyms: last
  6. the personification of death
    • "Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city"
  7. a final state
    • "he came to a bad end"; "the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end"
    • synonyms: destruction, end
  8. the act of killing
    • "he had two deaths on his conscience"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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