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zom·bie /ˈzɒmbi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[zom-bee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun

1. (in voodoo)

a. the body of a dead person given the semblance of life, but mute and will-less, by a supernatural force, usually for some evil purpose.

b. the supernatural force itself.

2. Informal.

a. a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or seemingly rote; automaton.

b. an eccentric or peculiar person.

3. a snake god worshiped in West Indian and Brazilian religious practices of African origin.

4. a tall drink made typically with several kinds of rum, citrus juice, and often apricot liqueur.

5. Canadian Slang. an army conscript assigned to home defense during World War II.

(In some novels and games zombies are also considered as 'Undead'. Usually lacking a soul but the body is driven by a desire. The motive may solely depend on the source and origin of the zombie, determining whether they desire brains, blood, being lead by evil, or in some cases want revenge.)

Citations Edit

American Psychological Association (APA): Zombie. (n.d.). Unabridged (v 1.1). Retrieved October 04, 2007, from website: Chicago Manual Style (CMS):

Zombie. Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. (accessed: October 04, 2007). Modern Language Association (MLA):

"Zombie." Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 04 Oct. 2007. <>.

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