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die




1 dying and its causes
2 people who have died
3 after a person dies
4 existence after death
see also
KILL

1 dying and its causes
- to stop living: die, (formal) pass away; noun (C/U): death
She died peacefully. She was told that her brother had passed away. Most people are afraid of death.
- to die suddenly: (informal) drop dead
He dropped dead from overwork.
- to be very ill and near to death: be at death's door
- a person or thing that will die is mortal; opposite: immortal
All men are mortal.
※—† causes of death
- to die because of an illness or condition: die (of/from sth)
She died of malaria. He died from his wounds. to die of natural causes (= from old age or illness)
- to die because of an accident: die in sth
How many people died in that plane crash?
- to die in water (or other liquid) because it is impossible to breathe: drown
- to die because you have no food: starve to death, die of/from starvation
- to die because there is no air to breathe: suffocate; noun (U): suffocation
- to die because it is very cold: freeze* to death
- something that can cause death is deadly, lethal
a deadly poison a lethal weapon
- something that actually causes death is fatal
a fatal accident
- to put your life in danger: risk your life
She risked her life to save her friend.
- if sb does sth which results in their death, the action costs* them their life
His attempt to climb the mountain in bad weather cost him his life.
※ dangerous actions or situations DANGEROUS

2 people who have died
- not being alive: dead
She had been dead for some hours.
- people who have died: the dead (noun plural); opposite: the living
a church service in memory of the dead of two world wars Now we have to think of the living.
- a person who has died is sometimes referred to as (formal) the late ※€¦
the late Mr Hargreaves her late mother
- a person who is killed or injured in a war or an accident: casualty; a person who is killed in this way: (formal) fatality
There were several fatalities in the crash.
- the number of deaths in a certain period of time or in a certain place: mortality (noun U)
Infant mortality is high in some inner city areas.
- the dead body of a person: body, corpse
The police have found a body in the canal. The corpse has been identified.

3 after a person dies
- the place (in a hospital, etc) where dead bodies are kept before burial: mortuary, morgue
- medical examination of a dead body to find out how the person died: post-mortem, autopsy
- an official investigation to find out about an unexplained death: inquest
The inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death.
- an official piece of paper that says that sb has died: death certificate
- an article about a person's life that is printed in a newspaper soon after their death: obituary
Have you read her obituary in 'The Times'?
- something that is given to sb after they have died is posthumous (adverb posthumously)
His medal was awarded posthumously.
※ burying or burning a dead body FUNERAL
- the legal document in which you write down who should have your money and property after you die: will; in this document you leave* sth to sb, (formal) bequeath sth to sb
His aunt left him some money in her will.
- to receive money or property from a person who has died: inherit sth; the money or property that you receive: inheritance, legacy
She inherited a fortune from her father.
- a woman whose husband has died and who has not married again: widow; a man whose wife has died and who has not married again: widower
※—† thinking about people who have died
- the feeling of sadness caused by the death of sb you love: grief (noun U); to feel this sadness: grieve (for sb)
He is still grieving for his mother.
- if you dress or behave in a special way because you are sad that sb has died, you are in mourning
They are still in mourning for their brother.
- something which reminds people of sb who has died is in memory of sb
a monument in memory of soldiers killed in the war

4 existence after death
- existence after death: life after death (noun U), afterlife
Do you believe in an afterlife?
- the part of a person which some people think continues to exist after death: soul, spirit
the spirits of the dead
- the place where some religions say good people will go when they die: heaven; the place where bad people will go: hell

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