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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: STILL2 'dead' (16-17 centuries) + born

stillborn

adjective
     
Related topics: Birth
still‧born
1MB born dead:
a stillborn baby
2 written completely unsuccessful from the beginning and not developing at all:
a stillborn romance

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