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executed

  • adjective satellite put to death as punishment
    • claimed the body of the executed traitor
  • verb kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment
    execute; put to death.
    • In some states, criminals are executed

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departed

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away; depart.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon

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sentence

  • noun a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
    • he always spoke in grammatical sentences
  • noun (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    condemnation; judgment of conviction; conviction.
    • the conviction came as no surprise

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being

  • noun the state or fact of existing
    beingness; existence.
    • a point of view gradually coming into being
    • laws in existence for centuries
  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    organism.

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closeness

  • noun a feeling of being intimate and belonging together
    intimacy.
    • their closeness grew as the night wore on
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    stuffiness.

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asphyxiating

  • adjective satellite tending to deprive of oxygen
    • asphyxiating gasses
  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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brain

  • noun that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    encephalon.
  • noun mental ability
    mental capacity; learning ability; mentality; brainpower; wit.
    • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

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stationariness

  • noun remaining in place
    fixedness; immobility.

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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at_rest

  • adjective satellite in a state of repose or especially sleep
  • adjective satellite dead
    gone; departed; at peace; asleep; deceased.
    • he is deceased
    • our dear departed friend

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strangle

  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; stifle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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deathly

  • adjective satellite having the physical appearance of death
    deathlike.
    • a deathly pallor
  • adjective satellite causing or capable of causing death
    deadly; mortal.
    • a fatal accident
    • a deadly enemy
    • mortal combat
    • a mortal illness

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insensate

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    insentient.
    • insentient (or insensate) stone
  • adjective satellite without compunction or human feeling
    cold; inhuman; cold-blooded.
    • in cold blood
    • cold-blooded killing
    • insensate destruction

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stagnancy

  • noun inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    stagnation.
  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    doldrums; stagnation.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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nonviable

  • adjective satellite not capable of living or developing successfully

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fuggy

  • adjective satellite (British informal) poorly ventilated

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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infernal

  • noun an inhabitant of Hell
    • his roar made the infernals quake
  • adjective characteristic of or resembling Hell
    • infernal noise
    • infernal punishment

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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survival

  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    endurance.
  • noun a natural process resulting in the evolution of organisms best adapted to the environment
    survival of the fittest; selection; natural selection.

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smothering

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocating; suffocative.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless
  • verb envelop completely
    smother; surround.
    • smother the meat in gravy

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immobility

  • noun remaining in place
    fixedness; stationariness.
  • noun the quality of not moving

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fixedness

  • noun remaining in place
    stationariness; immobility.
  • noun the quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
    secureness; fixity; fixture; fastness.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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loss

  • noun something that is lost
    • the car was a total loss
    • loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt
  • noun gradual decline in amount or activity
    • weight loss
    • a serious loss of business

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lost

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    doomed.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    lose.
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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stillborn

  • adjective satellite failing to accomplish an intended result
    abortive; unsuccessful.
    • an abortive revolt
    • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President
  • adjective satellite (of newborn infant) showing no signs of life at birth; not liveborn
    • a stillborn baby

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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strangling

  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangulation; choking; throttling.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused
  • verb kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    strangle; strangulate; throttle.
    • he tried to strangle his opponent
    • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

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suffocation

  • noun killing by depriving of oxygen
    asphyxiation.
  • noun the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    asphyxiation.
    • asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture

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activity

  • noun any specific behavior
    • they avoided all recreational activity
  • noun the state of being active
    action; activeness.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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deathlike

  • adjective satellite having the physical appearance of death
    deathly.
    • a deathly pallor

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nonliving

  • adjective not endowed with life
    non-living; inanimate.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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decease

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    death; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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winded

  • adjective satellite breathing laboriously or convulsively
    pursy; short-winded; blown.
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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exanimate

  • adjective satellite deprived of life; no longer living
    lifeless.
    • a lifeless body

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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nonconscious

  • adjective satellite concerning mental functioning that is not represented in consciousness
    • nonconscious psychic processes
  • adjective satellite relating to the lack of consciousness of inanimate things

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asleep

  • adjective in a state of sleep
    • were all asleep when the phone rang
    • fell asleep at the wheel
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; numb.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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watchfulness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    vigilance; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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life-time

  • noun the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    lifetime; life; lifespan.
    • the battery had a short life
    • he lived a long and happy life

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inanimate

  • adjective belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things
    • the word `car' is inanimate
  • adjective not endowed with life
    nonliving; non-living.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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living

  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    life.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life
  • noun people who are still living
    • save your pity for the living

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strangulation

  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangling; choking; throttling.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused
  • noun the condition of having respiration stopped by compression of the air passage

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sentience

  • noun state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness
    awareness.
    • the crash intruded on his awareness
  • noun the faculty through which the external world is apprehended
    sentiency; sensory faculty; sensation; sense.
    • in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing

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wakefulness

  • noun a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world
    • consciousness during wakefulness in a sane person is pretty well ordered and familiar
  • noun a temporary state in which you are unable (or unwilling) to sleep
    sleeplessness.
    • accept your wakefulness and sleep in its own contrary way is more likely to come

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liveliness

  • noun general activity and motion
    animation.
  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    life; sprightliness; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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exit

  • noun an opening that permits escape or release
    issue; way out; outlet.
    • he blocked the way out
    • the canyon had only one issue
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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short-winded

  • adjective satellite breathing laboriously or convulsively
    pursy; winded; blown.

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alertness

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    vigilance; watchfulness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun a state of readiness to respond
    alerting.
    • alerting was indicated by the desynchronization of the EEG

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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stagnation

  • noun a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)
    doldrums; stagnancy.
    • economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation
  • noun inactivity of liquids; being stagnant; standing still; without current or circulation
    stagnancy.

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wan

  • verb become pale and sickly
  • noun a computer network that spans a wider area than does a local area network
    wide area network.

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asphyxiation

  • noun the condition of being deprived of oxygen (as by having breathing stopped)
    suffocation.
    • asphyxiation is sometimes used as a form of torture
  • noun killing by depriving of oxygen
    suffocation.

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eternal

  • adjective satellite continuing forever or indefinitely
    unending; unceasing; perpetual; ageless; eonian; everlasting; aeonian.
    • the ageless themes of love and revenge
    • eternal truths
    • life everlasting
    • hell's perpetual fires
    • the unending bliss of heaven
  • adjective satellite tiresomely long; seemingly without end
    interminable; endless.
    • endless debates
    • an endless conversation
    • the wait seemed eternal
    • eternal quarreling
    • an interminable sermon

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expiry

  • noun a coming to an end of a contract period
    termination; expiration.
    • the expiry of his driver's license
  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; death.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren

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zombie

  • noun a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
    zombi; living dead.
  • noun (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
    zombie spirit; zombi spirit; zombi.

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murdered

  • adjective satellite killed unlawfully
    • the murdered woman
    • lay a wreath on murdered Lincoln's bier
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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zombi

  • noun (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body
    zombie; zombie spirit; zombi spirit.
  • noun a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies
    zombie; snake god.

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active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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shortness

  • noun the property of being of short spatial extent
    • the shortness of the Channel crossing
  • noun the condition of being short of something
    • there was no shortness of money
    • can cause shortness of breath

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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defunct

  • adjective satellite no longer in force or use; inactive
    • a defunct law
    • a defunct organization
  • adjective satellite having ceased to exist or live
    • the will of a defunct aunt
    • a defunct Indian tribe

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last

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; finis; finale; close; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last or lowest in an ordering or series
    • he was the last to leave
    • he finished an inglorious last

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life_eternal

  • noun life without beginning or end
    eternal life.

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dead_person

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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choke

  • noun a coil of low resistance and high inductance used in electrical circuits to pass direct current and attenuate alternating current
    choke coil; choking coil.
  • noun a valve that controls the flow of air into the carburetor of a gasoline engine

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lifeless

  • adjective satellite deprived of life; no longer living
    exanimate.
    • a lifeless body
  • adjective satellite destitute or having been emptied of life or living beings
    • after the dance the littered and lifeless ballroom echoed hollowly

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eternal_life

  • noun life without beginning or end
    life eternal.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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fallen

  • adjective satellite having dropped by the force of gravity
    • fallen leaves covered the forest floor
    • sat on a fallen tree trunk
  • verb descend in free fall under the influence of gravity
    fall.
    • The branch fell from the tree
    • The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse

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croak

  • noun a harsh hoarse utterance (as of a frog)
    croaking.
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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at_peace

  • adjective satellite dead
    gone; departed; at rest; asleep; deceased.
    • he is deceased
    • our dear departed friend

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blown

  • adjective satellite being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor
    • blown clouds of dust choked the riders
    • blown soil mounded on the window sill
  • verb exhale hard
    blow.
    • blow on the soup to cool it down

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throttling

  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangling; strangulation; choking.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused
  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit; confine.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends

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unventilated

  • adjective not ventilated
    • stuffy unventilated rooms

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smother

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • noun a stifling cloud of smoke

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vim

  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vitality.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor
  • noun an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
    vigor; energy; vigour; muscularity.
    • his writing conveys great energy
    • a remarkable muscularity of style

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exsanguinous

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    bloodless; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden

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slain

  • noun people who have been slain (as in battle)
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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living_dead

  • noun a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force
    zombie; zombi.

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extinction

  • noun no longer active; extinguished
    • the extinction of the volcano
  • noun no longer in existence
    defunctness.
    • the extinction of a species

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life_sentence

  • noun a prison term lasting as long as the prisoner lives
    life.
    • he got life for killing the guard

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dyspnea

  • noun difficult or labored respiration
    dyspnoea.

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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asphyxia

  • noun a condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas

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breathless

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspnoeal; dyspneic; dyspneal; dyspnoeic.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest
  • adjective satellite tending to cause suspension of regular breathing
    breathtaking.
    • a breathless flight
    • breathtaking adventure

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unaerated

  • adjective satellite (used of blood) not supplied with oxygen
    unoxygenated.

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dyspneal

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspnoeal; dyspneic; breathless; dyspnoeic.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest

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insentient

  • adjective devoid of feeling and consciousness and animation
    insensate.
    • insentient (or insensate) stone

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breath

  • noun the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
    • he took a deep breath and dived into the pool
    • he was fighting to his last breath
  • noun the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    • his sour breath offended her

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d.o.a.

  • adjective satellite abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room

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lazarus

  • noun the person who Jesus raised from the dead after four days in the tomb; this miracle caused the enemies of Jesus to begin the plan to put him to death
  • noun the diseased beggar in Jesus' parable of the rich man and the beggar

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unvented

  • adjective satellite not provided with vents

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assassinated

  • adjective satellite murdered by surprise attack for political reasons
    • the 20th century has seen too many assassinated leaders
  • verb murder; especially of socially prominent persons
    assassinate.
    • Anwar Sadat was assassinated because many people did not like his peace politics with Israel

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motionlessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    lifelessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue

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asphyxiate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; suffocate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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sprightliness

  • noun animation and energy in action or expression
    liveliness; life; spirit.
    • it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it

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subsistence

  • noun minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
    • social security provided only a bare subsistence
  • noun a means of surviving
    • farming is a hard means of subsistence

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doomed

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    lost.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; doom; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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vitality

  • noun an energetic style
    verve.
  • noun a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    energy; vim.
    • jogging works off my excess energy
    • he seemed full of vim and vigor

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suffocate

  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor
  • verb impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of
    stifle; asphyxiate; choke.
    • The foul air was slowly suffocating the children

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gag

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    joke; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun restraint put into a person's mouth to prevent speaking or shouting
    muzzle.

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dyspneic

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspnoeal; breathless; dyspneal; dyspnoeic.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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symptom

  • noun (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
  • noun anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence

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respiration

  • noun the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
    internal respiration; cellular respiration.
  • noun a single complete act of breathing in and out
    • thirty respirations per minute

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defunctness

  • noun no longer in existence
    extinction.
    • the extinction of a species

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pulseless

  • adjective satellite appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
    breathless; inanimate.
    • an inanimate body
    • pulseless and dead

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liveness

  • noun the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    animateness; aliveness.
  • verb make lively
    enliven; liven; animate; liven up; invigorate.
    • let's liven up this room a bit

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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lifespan

  • noun the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    lifetime; life; life-time.
    • the battery had a short life
    • he lived a long and happy life

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orthopnea

  • noun form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect; associated with asthma and emphysema and angina pectoris

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fug

  • noun (British informal) an airless smoky smelly atmosphere

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animateness

  • noun the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    liveness; aliveness.

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expiration

  • noun a coming to an end of a contract period
    termination; expiry.
    • the expiry of his driver's license
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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stifle

  • noun joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee
    knee.
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; smother; repress.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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brain_dead

  • adjective satellite having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram
    • was declared brain dead

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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deceased

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; dead soul.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done
  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; pass away; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102

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deadness

  • noun the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
    unresponsiveness.
    • she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident
    • in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away
  • noun the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
    • he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls

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gone

  • adjective satellite destroyed or killed
    done for; kaput.
    • we are gone geese
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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non-living

  • adjective not endowed with life
    nonliving; inanimate.
    • the inorganic world is inanimate
    • inanimate objects

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suffocating

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocative; smothering.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless
  • verb deprive of oxygen and prevent from breathing
    asphyxiate; suffocate; smother.
    • Othello smothered Desdemona with a pillow
    • The child suffocated herself with a plastic bag that the parents had left on the floor

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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pursy

  • adjective satellite breathing laboriously or convulsively
    winded; short-winded; blown.

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suffocative

  • adjective satellite causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
    suffocating; smothering.
    • the choking June dust
    • the smothering soft voices
    • smothering heat
    • the room was suffocating--hot and airless

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abort

  • noun the act of terminating a project or procedure before it is completed
    • I wasted a year of my life working on an abort
    • he sent a short message requesting an abort due to extreme winds in the area
  • verb terminate before completion
    • abort the mission
    • abort the process running on my computer

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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lifetime

  • noun the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
    life; life-time; lifespan.
    • the battery had a short life
    • he lived a long and happy life

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bloodless

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; exsanguine.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden
  • adjective free from blood or bloodshed
    • bloodless surgery
    • a bloodless coup

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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dyspnoea

  • noun difficult or labored respiration
    dyspnea.

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dyspnoeal

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspneic; breathless; dyspneal; dyspnoeic.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest

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choking

  • noun a condition caused by blocking the airways to the lungs (as with food or swelling of the larynx)
  • noun the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
    strangling; strangulation; throttling.
    • no evidence that the choking was done by the accused

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sensitive

  • noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
    spiritualist; medium.
    • he consulted several mediums
  • adjective responsive to physical stimuli
    • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
    • a sensitive voltmeter
    • sensitive skin
    • sensitive to light

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stone-dead

  • adjective satellite as lifeless as a stone

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endurance

  • noun the power to withstand hardship or stress
    • the marathon tests a runner's endurance
  • noun a state of surviving; remaining alive
    survival.

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peace

  • noun the state prevailing during the absence of war
  • noun harmonious relations; freedom from disputes
    • the roommates lived in peace together

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stuffy

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; unaired.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke
  • adjective satellite excessively conventional and unimaginative and hence dull
    stodgy.
    • why is the middle class so stodgy, so utterly without a sense of humor?
    • a stodgy dinner party

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activeness

  • noun the state of being active
    action; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action
  • noun the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically
    activity.
    • the level of activity declines with age

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animation

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; aliveness.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being able to survive and grow
    vitality.
    • the vitality of a seed

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stagnant

  • adjective satellite not circulating or flowing
    dead.
    • dead air
    • dead water
    • stagnant water
  • adjective satellite not growing or changing; without force or vitality
    moribund.

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physiological_property

  • noun a property having to do with the functioning of the body

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vigilance

  • noun the process of paying close and continuous attention
    watchfulness; alertness; wakefulness.
    • wakefulness, watchfulness, and bellicosity make a good hunter
    • vigilance is especially susceptible to fatigue
  • noun vigilant attentiveness
    watchfulness; weather eye.
    • he keeps a weather eye open for trouble

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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unaired

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    airless; close; stuffy.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

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unanimated

  • adjective not animated or enlivened; dull

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decedent

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; departed; deceased person; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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dyspnoeic

  • adjective not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
    dyspnoeal; dyspneic; breathless; dyspneal.
    • breathless at thought of what I had done
    • breathless from running
    • followed the match with breathless interest

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exsanguine

  • adjective satellite destitute of blood or apparently so
    exsanguinous; bloodless.
    • the bloodless carcass of my Hector sold"- John Dryden

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unoxygenated

  • adjective satellite (used of blood) not supplied with oxygen
    unaerated.

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breathlessness

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    shortness of breath; SOB.

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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sob

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    shortness of breath; breathlessness.
  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; prick; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.

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lifelessness

  • noun a state of no motion or movement
    motionlessness; stillness.
    • the utter motionlessness of a marble statue
  • noun not having life
    inanimateness.

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deceased_person

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; dead soul; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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airless

  • adjective satellite lacking fresh air
    close; unaired; stuffy.
    • a dusty airless attic
    • the dreadfully close atmosphere
    • hot and stuffy and the air was blue with smoke

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dead_soul

  • noun someone who is no longer alive
    dead person; decedent; departed; deceased person; deceased.
    • I wonder what the dead person would have done

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short

  • noun the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed
  • noun accidental contact between two points in an electric circuit that have a potential difference
    short circuit.

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drained

  • adjective emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
    • a drained marsh
    • a drained tank
    • a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything
  • verb flow off gradually
    run out; drain.
    • The rain water drains into this big vat

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shortness_of_breath

  • noun a dyspneic condition
    breathlessness; SOB.

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vitalness

  • noun the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
    indispensability; indispensableness.
  • noun the quality of being essential to maintain life

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departure

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; going; leaving.
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; divergence.
    • the deviation from the mean

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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stillness

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; still.
    • the still of the night
  • noun calmness without winds
    windlessness.

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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stuffiness

  • noun state of obstruction or stoppage or air in the nose or throat
  • noun the quality of being close and poorly ventilated
    closeness.

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aliveness

  • noun the condition of living or the state of being alive
    living; life; animation.
    • while there's life there's hope
    • life depends on many chemical and physical processes
  • noun the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
    animateness; liveness.

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organism

  • noun a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
    being.
  • noun a system considered analogous in structure or function to a living body
    • the social organism

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insentience

  • noun lacking consciousness or ability to perceive sensations

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