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English definition of “dead”

dead

adverb [not gradable] (COMPLETELY)   /ded/
completely or extremely : After a hard day’s work , I was dead tired .
(Definition of dead adverb (COMPLETELY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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