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|Noun||1.||dead body - a natural object consisting of a dead animal or person; "they found the body in the lake"|
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
carrion - the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food
roadkill - the dead body of an animal that has been killed on a road by a vehicle; "vultures usually feed on carrion or roadkill"
cadaver, corpse, remains, stiff, clay - the dead body of a human being; "the cadaver was intended for dissection"; "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse"; "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river"; "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
mummy - a body embalmed and dried and wrapped for burial (as in ancient Egypt)