Complete Definition of "zombie"

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English

Etymology
From Bantu; compare jumby.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËzÉmbi/

Hyphenation: zom·bie

Noun
en-noun

  1. A snake god in religions of West Africa and elsewhere
  2. context|voodoo|superstition A person who is undead; a corpse reanimated by a supernatural force or a spell, with no soul and no will of its own.
  3. A person who is apathetic.
  4. figurative A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.

#: After working for 18 hours on the computer, I was a zombie.

  1. An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.<ref>''EE Times'', "Beware 'zombie' clauses," 2 Aug., 2004</ref>
  2. computing A process or task which has terminated but was not removed from the list of processes, typically because it has child processes that have not yet terminated.
  3. computing A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  4. A drink of rum and fruit juices

Synonyms
sense|person that is undead living dead
sense|information worker intellectual prostitute

Derived terms
zombify

Translations
trans-top|the undead
Finnish: t-|fi|zombi, t+|fi|zombie
Greek: t+|el|ζÏμÏι|n|sc=Grek (zómpi)
Icelandic: t-|is|uppvakningur|m
trans-mid
Lithuanian: t-|lt|zombis|m|xs=Lithuanian
Spanish: t-|es|zombi|m|f
trans-bottom

References
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