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dead

adjective /ded/
without life; not living
mort
a dead body Throw out those dead flowers.
not working and not giving any sign of being about to work
en panne
The phone/engine is dead.
absolute or complete There was dead silence at his words He came to a dead stop. deaden verb to lessen, weaken or make less sharp, strong etc
amortir
The nurse gave him an injection to deaden the pain.
deadly adjective causing death
mortel
a deadly poison.
very great
le plus grand
He is in deadly earnest (= He is completely serious).
very dull or uninteresting
assommant
What a deadly job this is.
dead end a road closed off at one end. dead-end adjective leading nowhere
sans avenir
a dead-end job.
dead heat a race, or a situation happening in a race, in which two or more competitors cross the finishing line together.
(arrivée) ex aequo
The race ended in a dead heat.
dead language a language no longer spoken, eg Latin.
langue morte
deadline noun a time by which something must be done or finished
date limite
Monday is the deadline for handing in this essay.
deadlock noun a situation in which no further progress towards an agreement is possible
impasse
Talks between the two sides ended in deadlock.
to set a deadline (not dateline) for finishing a job.
(Definition of dead from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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