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death

death

 
 
pronunciation:
deth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the end of life; termination of life functions in any living thing.
If misused, the drug may cause death.
synonyms:
decease, demise, end, quietus
antonyms:
birth
similar words:
dissolution, expiration, extinction, finish, rest, termination
definition 2: a specific instance of this.
Her death came after a long illness.
synonyms:
decease, demise, end, passing, quietus
antonyms:
birth
similar words:
curtains, departure, dissolution, exit, termination
definition 3: the state of being dead.
In death, he was revered as a brilliant artist.
synonyms:
decease, rest
antonyms:
life
similar words:
grave
definition 4: destruction or termination of anything.
His failure to get the promotion brought about the death of his ambition.
synonyms:
annihilation, demise, destruction, end, ruin, ruination, termination
similar words:
extinction, finish
definition 5: (cap.) the personification of death, usu. in the form of a skeleton wearing a long, black, hooded cape and carrying a scythe.
He will soon have a visit from Death.
synonyms:
Thanatos
derivation: deathlike (adj.)
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The word death contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth " from "warm" and "depth " from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth " from "bear" and "stealth " from "steal").