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dead language

noun [C] uk   us  
a language that is no longer spoken by anyone as their main language: Latin is a dead language.
Translations of “dead language”
in Chinese (Traditional) 死語,不再有人以之作為母語的語言…
in Chinese (Simplified) 死亡的语言…
(Definition of dead language from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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