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dead

1. mod. quiet and uneventful; boring. The day was totally dead.
2. mod. very tired. I went home from the office, dead as usual.
3. mod. dull; lifeless; flat. This meal is sort of dead because I am out of onions.
4. mod. no longer effective; no longer of any consequence. That guy is dead—out of power.
5. mod. [of an issue] no longer germane; no longer of any importance. Forget it! It’s a dead issue.
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My setups make the deadest house come alive," Sam told us.
We wanted to see what life was like in sediment in the deadest part of the ocean," he says.
22sec) put up in the opening heat, when the track was nearing its deadest of the entire meeting.
The deadest principles, like gravity and inertia, are nevertheless principles of motion.
The end of September can be the deadest time of the year in Sarasota, when the only thing that's brewing might be a tropical storm in the simmering Gulf.
Such had been the frustration of this deadest of rubbers that the only thing missing when the fourth official raised his board to display four extra minutes was a collective groan.
Free the Hops' efforts to get stronger beer fell so flat in 2007 that the House gave its annual Shroud Award for the deadest bill.
Ihave never understood why a New Year begins in one of the deadest months of the entire calendar.
I felt like if I could start a company when skating was at one of its deadest states," he says, "then if it takes off again, we've set ourselves up in a position of prominence, and we'd just ride that wave.
The dressing room plot is the deadest of dead weight (even Rivers looks like she's not buying it), and the jostle between Rivers looking for laughs and Rivers looking for understanding throws the piece out of whack.