Dead and Defunct


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Dead adjective – No longer living.
Usage example: I inherited this heirloom from my dead great-grandfather

Defunct is a synonym for dead in deceased topic. In some cases you can use "Defunct" instead the word "Dead" as an adjective or a noun or an adverb, when it comes to topics like live, destroyed, lifeless, extinct. obsolete substitute
Nearby Word: deadly
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Defunct adjective – No longer existing.
Usage example: a stack of brochures and a few faded placards are all that remain of the defunct organization

Dead is a synonym for defunct in extinct topic. You can use "Dead" instead the word "Defunct" as an adjective or an adverb, if it concerns topics such as live, property, destroyed, deceased. popular alternative
Synonyms for Defunct

Things that words describes

body dead body defunct body
men dead men defunct men
god dead god defunct god
mother dead mother defunct mother
Other nouns: games.
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