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lifeless

[ lahyf-lis ]
/ ˈlaɪf lɪs /
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adjective

not endowed with life; having no life; inanimate: lifeless matter.
destitute of living things: a lifeless planet.
deprived of life; dead: a battlefield strewn with lifeless bodies.
without animation, liveliness, or spirit; dull; colorless; torpid: a lifeless performance of a play.
insensible, as a person who has fainted.

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Origin of lifeless

before 1000; Middle English lifles,Old English līflēas.See life, -less

synonym study for lifeless

3. See dead.

OTHER WORDS FROM lifeless

life·less·ly, adverblife·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lifeless

lifeless
/ (ˈlaɪflɪs) /

adjective

without life; inanimate; dead
not sustaining living organisms
having no vitality or animation
unconscious

Derived forms of lifeless

lifelessly, adverblifelessness, noun
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