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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brain deadadjective

    having irreversible loss of brain function as indicated by a persistent flat electroencephalogram

    "was declared brain dead"


  1. brain dead

    Brain dead refers to a clinical condition characterized by the irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem. This condition results in the permanent loss of consciousness, cognition, sensation, and capacity for breathing or other autonomous biological functions. Brain death is regarded as legally equivalent to death, despite the fact that some bodily functions may continue with medical intervention.


  1. Brain Dead

    Brain Dead is a 1990 horror/psychological thriller starring Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton and George Kennedy and written by Charles Beaumont.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. brain dead

    [common] Brain-damaged in the extreme. It tends to imply terminal design failure rather than malfunction or simple stupidity. “This comm program doesn't know how to send a break — how brain-dead!”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brain Dead in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brain Dead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Brain Dead in a Sentence

  1. Rick Langhart:

    They had determined that Erika had no brain activity and that because of her heart attacks they basically told us that she was brain dead and that's it.

  2. Bill Hader:

    I’m so brain dead after (recording) because you are just yelling for five hours, the same line over and over again, they did a great job I thought of putting this story together with the game. A lot of these animated movies, they take years and years and years but these guys are so good. It’s not like we show up, and there’s the ‘Angry Birds’ script….

  3. Bryan Boutain:

    Hunter's condition deteriorated throughout the night and he was declared brain dead this morning, it is a deeply emotional time for all us. We ask for privacy and prayers as we remember our beloved Hunter.

  4. Randall Kallinen:

    98 pound special needs inmate brain dead after attack by 240 pound repeat violent offender with knife at understaffed Harris County jail, we shall get justice.

  5. Natalie Wood:

    We gave Evan the last rites and then we turned off her life support, she was declared brain dead…The hospital kept giving me a sliver of hope. I knew it was wrong, but I wanted it to be true. So I hung on for a week. It’s rough. I feel like I’ve been very, very beaten. I hurt from head to toe with the pain of losing my daughter.

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