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Definition of "killed" []

  • Put to death. Often used in combination: fresh-killed meat. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or containing microorganisms or infectious agents that have been inactivated so as to be incapable of causing infection: a killed virus; killed vaccines. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "killed" in a sentence
  • ""To think, if you had only told your friends of the errand, and of the plans you had made for reaching the presence of the czar, that it would have succeeded and you would have killed him -- _killed him_.""
  • "Why, there was a man out there who killed his father-in-law -- actually _killed_ him -- and they didn't do anything to him at all."
  • "But the truth is, I was nearly killed by that hideous Book on Friedrich, -- twelve years in continuous wrestle with the nightmares and the subterranean hydras; -- nearly _killed, _ and had often thought I should be altogether, and must die leaving the monster not so much as finished!"