Dead and Live


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

Live is an antonym for dead in topics: complete, indifferent, not working, no longer alive.
Nearby Word: deadly
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Live adjective – Being in effective operation.
Usage example: didn't realize that the microphone was live and proceeded to make some rather indiscreet comments

Dead is an antonym for live in topics: energetic, existent.
Nearby Words: living, lived
Antonyms for Live
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Things that words describes

person dead person live person
character dead character live character
woman dead woman live woman
people dead people live people
Other nouns: rat, cat, humans, animals, members.

Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Splinter Cell In Blacklist, these are upgraded to include "Sonar Infrared" to act in much the same way with the addition of seeing their live or dead state, or other similar functions.
  • Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy is another case of telekinetically-fueled improvisation, as anything not bolted down — including enemies, live or dead — can be thrown about with impunity.
  • Video Game Cruelty Punishment Spelunky also has altars to Kali, upon which you can sacrifice live or dead creatures for favors.
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