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Adjective: dead-end  ded end
  1. Lacking opportunities for development or advancement
    "stuck in a dead-end job"
Noun: dead end  ded end
  1. A passage with access only at one end
    - cul, cul de sac
  2. A situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    "reached a dead end on the negotiations";
    - deadlock, impasse, stalemate, standstill

Derived forms: dead ends

See also: inactive

Type of: passage, situation

Encyclopedia: Dead-end

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