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immortal

adjective uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us    /-ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/
C2 living or lasting for ever: immortal God The priest said he was endangering his immortal soul.Life and livingSinContinue and last C2 very special and famous and therefore likely to be remembered for a long time: In the immortal words of Samuel Goldwyn, "Include me out".Fame and famous
immortality
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.ɔːˈtæl.ə.ti/ us    /-ɔːrˈtæl.ə.t̬i/
figurative The Wright brothers achieved immortality with the first powered flight in 1903.Life and livingSinContinue and last

immortal

noun uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us    /-ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ literary
[C] someone who is so famous that they are remembered for a long time after they are dead: She is one of the immortals of classical opera.Famous peopleImportant people and describing important people the immortals [plural] the Greek or Roman godsGreek and Roman mythGod and gods
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