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"zombie" in British English

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zombienoun [C]

uk   /ˈzɒm.bi/  us   /ˈzɑːm-/
informal disapproving a ​person who has no ​energy, ​seems to ​act without ​thinking, and does not ​notice what is ​happening: He just ​sat in ​front of the TV all ​day like a zombie. a ​deadperson who is ​believed, in some ​Caribbeanreligions, to have been ​brought back to ​life by ​magic
(Definition of zombie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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zombienoun [C]

 us   /ˈzɑm·bi/
someone who moves around as if ​unconscious and being ​controlled by someone ​else: I was so ​tired, I ​walked around like a zombie. (in ​stories, ​movies, etc.) A zombie is a ​deadpersonbrought back to ​life without the ​ability to ​speak or move ​easily.
(Definition of zombie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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