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flatline

slang To die or come very close to death. The "flat line" in question is a straight, horizontal line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram indicating a lack of heart or brain activity (as opposed to the peaks and valleys displayed as a result of measuring the vital signs of a living person). The patient flatlined and we were unable to resuscitate. Time of death was 18:56.

flatline

in. to die. (From the flatness of the line on an EEG monitor when the heart stops.) It appeared that the patient flatlined during the night.
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Instead infrastructure investment has fallen, millions have faced real wage cuts, life expectancy has flat-lined, and homelessness has risen.
Interest in CZR options lately, including opening of 10K Jun 8.5 calls as well as 10K Jul 7 puts Monday and a buyer of 60K Jun 8.5 puts Friday, comes after several months of seesaw action in shares - the stock surged in the first two weeks of the year, but then flat-lined and is at the same levels today as in mid-January, despite speculation of activist investor interest in the casino operator.
There are just two in the front while behind where there would normally be some plush seating for the rear passengers, there's a steel mesh bulkhead and a large flat-lined load area.
A rather positive Q1 report released earlier this week failed to ignite Beasley shares, which have flat-lined since the steep drop seen in the final weeks of 2018.
In other news, shares in Domino's Pizza have suddenly flat-lined.?
UAE coach Alberto Zaccheroni steered Japan to the continental title in 2011, but his UAE side have flat-lined in the run-up to this year's competition, scoring just 10 goals in 18 games under the Italian.
However, since then, manufacturing productivity has flat-lined, with growth of barely one per cent a year.
Kelly Osbourne recently recounted a time when both of her parents, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, flat-lined several years ago.
"This is on life support, but it's not flat-lined yet," State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters.
Over the last three months, sales for CBA member companies have flat-lined. The October survey shows a positive balance of +18% companies reporting higher sales, compared with +17% in the June survey.
The United owner has not been at the stadium while protests against his ownership have erupted -- and Newcastle's results have flat-lined. But he has rung Carver to speak to him and offer him his support.
Carver says that Gutierrez is likely to make an appearance against struggling Villa and that Newcastle can tap into his experience, ability and capacity to reignite a St James' Park atmosphere that has been dormant since the season flat-lined around Christmas.
Factories in Europe and China reduced prices in January as production flat-lined, heightening global deflation risks which point to another round of central bank stimulus during the coming year, Reuters reported on Monday.
In the study, says Mole, "climate scientist Sonia Seneviratne and colleagues focused on land temperature records because cooling ocean surface temperatures are the prime suspect behind the planet's recent flat-lined average surface temperature.
Over 90 percent of the labor unions have been eliminated, and workers' wages have been flat-lined for over 30 years.