lacking resilience or bounce; "a dead tennis ball"
not surviving in active use; "Latin is a dead language"
not circulating or flowing; "dead air"; "dead water"; "stagnant water"
unerringly accurate; "a dead shot"; "took dead aim"
not yielding a return; "dead capital"; "idle funds"
completely and without qualification; used informally as intensifiers;
lacking acoustic resonance; "dead sounds characteristic of some compact discs"; "the dead wall surfaces of a recording studio"
quickly and without warning; "he stopped suddenly"
people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
devoid of physical sensation; numb; "his gums were dead from the novocain"; "she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth"; "a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities"
a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense; "the dead of winter