Definition of brain-dead in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbrānˌded/


1Having suffered brain death: brain-dead patients
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  • A pediatric neurologist, he has studied nearly two hundred brain-dead patients who, with life-support, continued their organic synthesizing unity for significant periods of time.
  • He said he would prepare legislation to sharply restrict the withdrawal of feeding tubes and other life support from brain-dead patients.
  • The 380 cases may include turning off life support for brain-dead patients, with the consent of relatives, but the 88 cases are more of a concern.
1.1 informal Extremely stupid: the brain-dead politics of the past
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  • Week after week we see gangs of brain-dead boneheads invade this part of town hellbent on violence and fuelled by alcohol.
  • There is a really brain-dead article about the current bankruptcy bill on Real Clear Politics by some woman who obviously knows nothing about either economics or business.
  • How can you tell if a political party is brain-dead?

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