Death is defined as the act of passing away, the end of life, or the permanent destruction of something.(noun)
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Origin: ME deth < OE dēath, akin to OS dōth, OHG tōd, ON dauthi: see dead
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Origin: Middle English deeth
Origin: , from Old English dēath; see dheu-2 in Indo-European roots.
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an obsession with suicide.
the cloth or clothing in which the dead are wrapped for burial or other form of funeral.
a place where the cremated remains of the dead are stored. —cinerary, adj.
a vault where the remains of cremated bodies are kept, usually in one of a number of recesses in a wall.
a place where cremations are done.
1. an inscription on a monument, as on a gravestone.
2. a short piece of prose or verse written in honor of a dead person. —epitaphial, epitaphian, epitaphic, adj.
the deliberate killing of painfully ill or terminally ill people to put them out of their misery. Also called mercy killing.
the science of putting people to death.
1. the state or quality of being on the verge of death.
2. close to extinction or stagnant. —moribund, adj.
an improvised funeral song, composed for the dead and sung by women in modern Greece. —myriologist, n. —myriologic, myriological, adj.
the worship of the dead.
1. an announcement of death; obituary.
2. a list of persons who have died within a certain time. Also necrologue. —necrologist, n.
1. the magie practiced by a witch or sorcerer.
2. a form of divination through communication with the dead; the black art. Also nigromancy. —necromancer, necromant, nigromancien, n. —necromantie, adj.
an obsession with death or the dead.
an abnormal condition in which a person believes himself dead.
an abnormal, often sexual attraction toward the dead or a dead body. —necrophile, n.
an abnormal fear of death. Also called thanatophobia.
the death or decay of body tissue, the result of loss of blood supply or trauma. —necrotic, adj.
Rare. any learning that pertains to the dead.
a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead. Also called ossuary.
an excessive interest in graves and cemeteries.
resembling death; deathly.
the study of death or the dead. Also thanatism. —thanatological, adj.
an obsession with death. See also necromania.
a survey of or meditation upon death.
the Eucharist given to one about to die; last rites or extreme unction. —viatic, viatical, adj.
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