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uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us   /ɪˈmɔːr.t̬əl/
C2 living or lasting for ever: immortal God The priest said he was endangering his immortal soul.
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."
noun [U] uk   /ˌɪm.ɔːˈtæl.ə.ti/ us   /ˌɪm.ɔːrˈtæl.ə.t̬i/
figurative The Wright brothers achieved immortality with the first powered flight in 1903.


uk   /ɪˈmɔː.təl/ us   /ɪˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ literary
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immortaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ɪˈmɔr·t̬əl/
living or lasting forever, or so famous as to be remembered for a very long time: Teenagers think they are immortal. Churchill made his immortal speech about the Iron Curtain in Missouri.
noun [U] us   /ˌɪm·ɔrˈtæl·ɪ·t̬i/
A place in history is the only kind of immortality open to us.
(Definition of immortal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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