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a computer controlled by a hacker, without the owner’s knowledge, so that it sends large quantities of data to a Web site, making it inaccessible to other users
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a. In voodoo belief and popular folklore, a corpse that has been reanimated, especially by means of a supernatural power or spell.
b. One who looks or behaves like an automaton.
c. A computer connected to the internet and controlled by a remote unauthorized user to perform malicious tasks, without the owner being aware.
2. A bank or business that cannot meet its financial obligations or make new loans but has been allowed to continue operating by the government.
3. A snake god of voodoo cults in West Africa, Haiti, and the southern United States.
4. A tall mixed drink made of various rums, liqueurs, and fruit juices.
[Louisiana French Creole and Haitian Creole zonbi and of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nzúmbi, ghost, soul, spirit.]
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n, pl -bies or -bis
1. a person who is or appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment; automaton
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a supernatural spirit that reanimates a dead body
3. (Alternative Belief Systems) a corpse brought to life in this manner
4. (Alternative Belief Systems) the snake god of voodoo cults in the West Indies, esp Haiti, and in scattered areas of the southern US
5. (Alternative Belief Systems) the python god revered in parts of West Africa
6. (Computer Science) a piece of computer code that instructs an infected computer to send a virus on to other computer systems
[from Kongo zumbi good-luck fetish]
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1. (in voodoo)
a. the body of a dead person supernaturally imbued with the semblance of life and set to perform tasks as a mute, will-less slave.
b. a living person enslaved in the same manner after the soul has been magically removed.
a. a person whose behavior or responses are wooden, listless, or mechanical; automaton.
b. an eccentric or peculiar person.
3. a drink made with several kinds of rum, fruit juice, and sugar.
[1865–75, Amer.; appar. < Kongo or Kimbundu nzambi god]
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Corpse brought back to life by a voodoo sorcerer (bokor).
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|Noun||1.||zombie - a dead body that has been brought back to life by a supernatural force|
|2.||zombie - (voodooism) a spirit or supernatural force that reanimates a dead body|
hoodooism, vodoun, voodooism, voodoo - a religious cult practiced chiefly in Caribbean countries (especially Haiti); involves witchcraft and animistic deities
|3.||zombie - a god of voodoo cults of African origin worshipped especially in West Indies|
|4.||zombie - someone who acts or responds in a mechanical or apathetic way; "only an automaton wouldn't have noticed"|
|5.||zombie - several kinds of rum with fruit juice and usually apricot liqueur|
rum - liquor distilled from fermented molasses
highball - a mixed drink made of alcoholic liquor mixed with water or a carbonated beverage and served in a tall glass
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إنْسان بَطيء الحَرَكَة وقَليل الذَّكاء
en levende dødzombie
sombí, uppvakningur, dauîyfliuppvakningur
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(lit) → zombie m
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a slow-moving person of very little intelligence. zombie إنْسان بَطيء الحَرَكَة وقَليل الذَّكاء зомби zumbi trouba das Zombie zombie; en levende død άνθρωπος αποβλακωμένος zombi zombi آدمی که ظاهراً از هشیاری کامل برخوردار نیست idiootti imbécile זוֹמבִי, מֵת מֵהָלְך अजगर, देवता, जिन tup i trom čovjek unalmas ember, tök mayat hidup, orang bebal sombí, uppvakningur, dauðyfli (scimunito) のろま 좀비 bukagalvis, stuobrys aitasgalva zombi levend lijk dorsk/undermåls person tuman يو ډول سحري قدرت دى چې دغربي افريقې ځينې خلك عقيده لري چې دهغه په واسطه مړي حركت كولاى شي: مړجسم چې داسې قدرت ولري palerma imbecil зомби hlupák, trúba klada zombi zombie ผีดิบ (คำไม่เป็นทางการ) canlı cenaze 呆子 зомбі; кретин ٹھس ، بے حس آدمی người sống dở chết dở 傻瓜，木訥呆板的人
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zombien zombi or zombie m; to feel like a — sentirse como un zombi
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