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English noun: zombie

1. zombie (person) a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force

Synonymsliving dead, zombi

Broader (hypernym)dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed

2. zombie (person) (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body

Synonymszombi, zombi spirit, zombie spirit

Broader (hypernym)disembodied spirit, spirit

Domain categoryhoodooism, vodoun, voodoo, voodooism

3. zombie (person) a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies

Synonymssnake god, zombi

Broader (hypernym)deity, divinity, god, immortal

4. zombie (person) someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way

SamplesOnly an automaton wouldn't have noticed.

Synonymsautomaton, zombi

Broader (hypernym)anomaly, unusual person

5. zombie (food) several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur


Broader (hypernym)highball

Substance holonymrum

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