the undead

undead

[uhn-ded]
adjective
1.
no longer alive but animated by a supernatural force, as a vampire or zombie.
noun
2.
(used with a plural verb) undead beings collectively (usually preceded by the ).

Origin:
1895–1900

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undead (ʌnˈdɛd)
 
adj
a.  (of a fictional being, such as a vampire) technically dead but reanimated
 b.  (as collective noun; preceded by the): the undead

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undead
"neither dead nor alive," c.1400, from un- (1) "not" + dead.
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