brain-dead


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brain-dead

(brān′dĕd′)
adj.
1. Having irreversible brain damage with accompanying loss of brain function.
2. Informal Having little intelligence or interest; stupid or indifferent: "Office, pub, telly, bed, week after week. Ten years of that, and they're brain-dead" (Jane Stevenson).
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