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undead

[uhn-ded] /ˌʌnˈdɛd/
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
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for the-undead

undead

/ʌnˈdɛd/
adjective
1.
  1. (of a fictional being, such as a vampire) technically dead but reanimated
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the undead
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Word Origin and History for the-undead

undead

adj.

"neither dead nor alive," c.1400, from un- (1) "not" + dead. As a noun meaning "vampires and such," from 1904.

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