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Death vs. Mortiferous

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Deathnoun

The cessation of life and all associated processes; the end of an organism's existence as an entity independent from its environment and its return to an inert, nonliving state.

‘The death of my grandmother saddened the whole family.’;

Mortiferousadjective

Causing spiritual death.

Deathnoun

The personification of death as a hooded figure with a scythe; the Grim Reaper.

‘When death walked in, a chill spread through the room.’;

Mortiferousadjective

Causing physical death; deadly, fatal, lethal.

Deathnoun

(the death) The collapse or end of something.

‘England scored a goal at the death to even the score at one all.’; ‘death of the feudalism’;

Mortiferousadjective

Bringing or producing death; deadly; destructive; as, a mortiferous herb.

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Deathnoun

(figuratively, esp. followed by of-phrase) A cause of great stress, exhaustion, embarrassment, or another negative condition (for someone).

‘This bake sale is gonna be the death of me!’;

Deathnoun

The cessation of all vital phenomena without capability of resuscitation, either in animals or plants.

Deathnoun

Total privation or loss; extinction; cessation; as, the death of memory.

‘The death of a language can not be exactly compared with the death of a plant.’;

Deathnoun

Manner of dying; act or state of passing from life.

‘A death that I abhor.’; ‘Let me die the death of the righteous.’;

Deathnoun

Cause of loss of life.

‘Swiftly flies the feathered death.’; ‘He caught his death the last county sessions.’;

Deathnoun

Personified: The destroyer of life, - conventionally represented as a skeleton with a scythe.

‘Death! great proprietor of all.’; ‘And I looked, and behold a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death.’;

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Deathnoun

Danger of death.

Deathnoun

Murder; murderous character.

‘Not to suffer a man of death to live.’;

Deathnoun

Loss of spiritual life.

‘To be carnally minded is death.’;

Deathnoun

Anything so dreadful as to be like death.

‘It was death to them to think of entertaining such doctrines.’; ‘And urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death.’; ‘The death bell thrice was heard to ring.’; ‘And round about in reel and rout,The death fires danced at night.’; ‘At all ages the death rate is higher in towns than in rural districts.’; ‘Have the gates of death been opened unto thee?’;

Deathnoun

the event of dying or departure from life;

‘her death came as a terrible shock’; ‘upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren’;

Deathnoun

the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism;

‘the animal died a painful death’;

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Deathnoun

the time at which life ends; continuing until dead;

‘she stayed until his death’; ‘a struggle to the last’;

Deathnoun

the personification of death;

‘Death walked the streets of the plague-bound city’;

Deathnoun

the absence of life or state of being dead;

‘he seemed more content in death than he had ever been in life’;

Deathnoun

the time when something ends;

‘it was the death of all his plans’; ‘a dying of old hopes’;

Deathnoun

the act of killing;

‘he had two deaths on his conscience’;

Deathnoun

a final state;

‘he came to a bad end’; ‘the so-called glorious experiment came to an inglorious end’;

Death

Death is the permanent, irreversible cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Brain death is sometimes used as a legal definition of death.

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