stone-dead

[stohn-ded]

adjective

undeniably dead; completely lifeless.

Nearby words

  1. stone, lucy,
  2. stone-,
  3. stone-blind,
  4. stone-broke,
  5. stone-cold,
  6. stone-deaf,
  7. stone-ground,
  8. stone-hearted,
  9. stone-lily,
  10. stone-washed

Origin of stone-dead

1250–1300; Middle English (north) standed. See stone, dead

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British Dictionary definitions for stone dead

stone-dead

adjective

completely lifeless
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