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1. death

noun. ['ˈdɛθ'] the event of dying or departure from life.

Synonyms

  • loss
  • release
  • alteration
  • expiration
  • wrongful death
  • going
  • expiry
  • human death
  • passing
  • megadeath
  • exit
  • change
  • modification
  • decease
  • martyrdom
  • departure

Antonyms

  • enlist
  • hold
  • engage
  • requisition

Etymology

  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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  • breath
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2. death

noun. ['ˈdɛθ'] the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism.

Synonyms

  • necrobiosis
  • cerebral death
  • gangrene
  • mortification
  • organic phenomenon
  • cell death
  • necrosis
  • sphacelus

Antonyms

  • spell
  • block
  • recall
  • freeze

Etymology

  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. death

noun. ['ˈdɛθ'] the absence of life or state of being dead.

Synonyms

  • cot death
  • SIDS
  • state
  • crib death
  • sleep
  • eternal sleep
  • quietus
  • defunctness
  • rest
  • sudden infant death syndrome
  • extinction
  • infant death
  • eternal rest

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • decrease
  • increase
  • acceleration

Etymology

  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. death

noun. ['ˈdɛθ'] the time when something ends.

Synonyms

  • dying
  • life-time
  • life
  • demise
  • lifetime
  • lifespan
  • ending
  • end

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • birth
  • permanent
  • careful

Etymology

  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • deaþ (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities.

Synonyms

  • experience

Antonyms

  • strength
  • heaviness

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] a characteristic state or mode of living.

Synonyms

  • existence
  • being
  • ghetto

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • youngness
  • majority
  • minority

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] the course of existence of an individual; the actions and events that occur in living.

Synonyms

  • beingness
  • being

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • oldness
  • mature

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] the condition of living or the state of being alive.

Synonyms

  • alive
  • live
  • animation
  • beingness
  • survival
  • existence
  • life eternal
  • aliveness
  • being
  • eternal life
  • living
  • skin
  • dead

Antonyms

  • dead
  • nonexistence
  • alive
  • old

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death).

Synonyms

  • dying
  • birth
  • life-time
  • afterlife
  • demise
  • lifetime
  • eld
  • lifespan
  • hereafter
  • time of life
  • period of time
  • period
  • time period
  • death

Antonyms

  • death
  • rejuvenate
  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. life

noun. ['ˈlaɪf'] the period between birth and the present time.

Synonyms

  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • uneager
  • end
  • stillbirth
  • past

Etymology

  • lif (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word life-or-death


1. Noun Phrase
With lives on the line, officers may be faced with a decision that could mean life or death for him or his subordinates in a moments notice.

2. Noun Phrase
Or maybe a life or death family emergency has come up and you need to travel in a matter of days.

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