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brain dead

1. Literally, lacking brain activity, as after a brain injury. After the car accident, Kendra was brain dead. Despite the surgeon's best efforts, the patient was brain dead.
2. slang So mentally exhausted or lacking focus that one does something poorly and/or makes easily avoidable mistakes. Did I just say that two plus two equals five? Wow, I'm really brain dead today.
See also: brain, dead

brain-dead

mod. stupid. I don’t know why he’s so dull. He’s seems brain-dead half the time.
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Dr Jamal said that it was very difficult to convince relatives of brain-dead people to donate organs.
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A brain-dead woman in Virginia, USA, is being kept on life support in the hope that her 21-week-old feotus survives, and the woman's husband said he is certain that's what she would have wanted.
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A ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) panel deliberating issues related to organ transplants decided Wednesday to draft by September legislation to allow transplants from brain-dead donors under 15, LDP lawmakers said.
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