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defunct
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no longer in force; or having ceased to exist or live
  • In truth, it turned out to be one of those problematical whales that seem to dry up and die with a sort of prodigious dyspepsia, or indigestion; leaving their defunct bodies almost entirely bankrupt of anything like oil.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (7% in)

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