death

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place where the just enjoy the peace of heaven after death Abraham's bosom , bosom of Abraham
mishap; especially one causing injury or death accident
ace in the spade suit; sometimes taken as a portent of death ace of spades
death's-head moth Acherontia , genus Acherontia
percentage of death benefits paid directly to policy holders having a short life expectancy (usually 6 months) advance death benefit
existence after death afterlife
life after death afterlife , hereafter
wife who poisoned Claudius after her son Nero was declared heir and who was then put to death by Nero Agrippina , Agrippina the Younger
British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947) Ahmed Salman Rushdie , Rushdie , Salman Rushdie
agaric often confused with the death cup Amanita mappa , false deathcap
(Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death Antigone
type of cell death in which the cell uses specialized cellular machinery to kill itself; a cell suicide mechanism that enables metazoans to control cell number and eliminate cells that threaten the animal's survival apoptosis , caspase-mediated cell death , programmed cell death
cobra used by the Pharaohs as a symbol of their power over life and death asp , Egyptian cobra , Naja haje
air, death due to lack of asphyxia
breathing, unconsciousness or death from restricted asphyxiation
absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death asystole , cardiac arrest , cardiopulmonary arrest
employee cutback by retirement, resignation, death attrition
death-defying audacious , bold , daredevil , daring , rash , risky
burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition) auto-da-fe
examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease autopsy , necropsy , PM , post-mortem , post-mortem examination , postmortem , postmortem examination
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