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- n. The state of not being alive. Having the property of lifelessness, as if dead.
- n. A lack of elasticity.
- n. A lack of sparkle in a fizzy drink.
- n. A lack of animation in a person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being dead. Want of life or vital power in a once animated body, as an animal or a plant, or in a part of it.
- n. The state of being by nature without life; inanimateness.
- n. A state resembling that of death: as, the deadness of a fainting-fit.
- n. Want of activity or sensitiveness; lack of force or susceptibility; dullness; coldness; frigidity; indifference: as, deadness of the affections.
- n. Flatness; want of spirit: as, the deadness of liquors.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity
- n. the inanimate property of something that has died
- n. the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events
dead + -ness (Wiktionary)