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be brain dead
1. Literally, to lack 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 To be 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.
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