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death

 
 
pronunciation:
deth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the end of life in any living thing, or the end of the life of a particular individual.
It's a serious disease that can sometimes cause death.Her death came after a long illness.
 
antonyms:
birth
similar words:
expiration, extinction, rest
definition 2: destruction or end of anything.
This injury could mean the death of his basketball career.
synonyms:
annihilation, destruction, ruin
similar words:
extinction
derivation: deathlike (adj.)
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The word death contains the following part:
-th2 Old English noun-forming suffix that means the act or state of
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The suffix -th2 attaches to English adjectives to form nouns (e.g., "warmth " from "warm" and "depth " from "deep"), and to English verb roots to form nouns (e.g., "birth " from "bear" and "stealth" from "steal").