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deadlock a standstill or stoppage of progress on either side between equally strong or determined adversaries. [2 definitions]
deadly capable of causing death. [6 definitions]
deadly nightshade see "belladonna."
deadly sins the seven sins believed to cause spiritual death: pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth.
dead march a slow, solemn piece of music, esp. a march played during a funeral procession.
deadpan showing no emotion; blank and expressionless. [3 definitions]
dead reckoning the calculation of the position of a ship or airplane on the basis of speed, distance, wind speed, and currents, rather than on more accurate astronomical observations.
Dead Sea a large salt lake between Israel and Jordan, and the lowest recorded land elevation on earth, at about 1300 feet below sea level.
Dead Sea Scrolls scrolls dating from about 100 B.C. to 70 A.D. that were found in caves above the Dead Sea, and that contain scriptural and other writings of a Jewish religious community.
dead set against utterly opposed to; strongly against.
dead weight the unrelieved weight of any inert mass, esp. a human or animal body. [3 definitions]
deadwood on a tree, branches or sections of trunk that are dead. [2 definitions]
deaf partly or totally lacking the sense of hearing. [2 definitions]
deafen to cause to become deaf. [2 definitions]
deaf-mute one who can neither hear nor speak. [2 definitions]
deal1 to take specific action about something (usu. fol. by "with"). [14 definitions]
deal2 fir or pine wood, or planks made of such wood.
dealate having lost the wings in combat, through injury, or the like, as certain insects that shed their wings after the mating flight.
dealer one who buys and sells; trader or merchant. [2 definitions]
dealership a sales agency authorized to sell a particular product in a particular area.
dealing (usu. pl.) business transactions; official interactions or relations. [2 definitions]