Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling death.
  • adj. Deadly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling death.
  • adj. Deadly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the physical appearance of death

Etymologies

death +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Growth in "deathlike" places like Suffolk County, in Long Island, Orange County, N.Y., and Morris County, N.J., has been well over three times faster than the city.

    The future of newspapers (cont'd) ...

  • It is said to take you to both a deathlike coma and a lively rapture.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • I shunned the face of man; all sound of joy or complacency was torture to me; solitude was my only consolation — deep, dark, deathlike solitude.

    Chapter 9

  •   He had even seen them: affectless men and women with a deathlike pallor, high nasal voices, and the characteristic drooping at the chin.

    Zombie, Attorneys at Law

  •   She usually billed more hours than just about anyone else, which accounted for her deathlike pallor.

    Zombie, Attorneys at Law

  • By now she had surfaced to consciousness enough that it was too late to fall back into the deathlike chasm of rest.

    Nevermore

  • My heartbeat felt as if it would rip my limbs apart with its dangerous, heavy, deathlike thumping.

    Good Fortune

  • Afraid someone will pounce upon me in the darkness, or tortured deathlike Mom, deprived of her life-giving medication, and in her dead moldy, gray-green shroud will come back again.

    Jay's Journal

  • It's easy enough to include vampire vulnerabilities such as sunlight burning them, deathlike sleep during the day, or susceptibility to yummy buttered garlic bread.

    Vulnerable Vampires

  • I woke from deathlike sleep to find desolation all around me, but no Chaos.

    The Night Of the Solstice

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