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dead

3 noun
     
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1

the dead

[plural] people who have died:
Families on both sides buried their dead.
the dead and injured/wounded/dying
Most of the dead and injured had been passengers on the bus.
2

the dead of night/winter

the middle of the night or the middle of the winter:
creeping around in the dead of night
3

rise/come back/return from the dead

to become alive again after dying:
Christ rose from the dead.

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