Zombie

Noun

  • (voodoo, superstition) A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  • (figuratively) A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.

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

  • (computing) A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  • (philosophy) A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.
  • A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  • (figuratively) An apathetic person.
  • (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.
  • (Canada, historical, derogatory) A conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe.
  • (fiction) A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.

    "I shot a zombie. He was a zombie, Kenneth. The pilot was bitten before he picked us up!"

  • An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.
  • A cocktail of rum and fruit juices.

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