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corpse

[ kawrps ]
/ kɔrps /
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noun
a dead body, usually of a human being.
something no longer useful or viable: rusting corpses of old cars.
Obsolete. a human or animal body, whether alive or dead.

OTHER WORDS FOR corpse

1 remains, cadaver.
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Origin of corpse

First recorded in 1225–75; Middle English corps; originally spelling variant of cors (see corse) but the p is now sounded

synonym study for corpse

1. See body.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH corpse

core, corps, corpse , corpus
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How to use corpse in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for corpse

corpse
/ (kɔːps) /

noun
a dead body, esp of a human being; cadaver
verb
theatre slang to laugh or cause to laugh involuntarily or inopportunely while on stage

Word Origin for corpse

C14: from Old French corps body, from Latin corpus body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for corpse

corpse
[ kôrps ]

n.
A dead body, especially the dead body of a human.
A cadaver.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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