medium dead

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Formed as medium + dead by analogy with medium rare, medium dry, etc.

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medium dead (not comparable)

  1. (humorous) Unconscious and near death.
    • 1953, Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation (1971 Panther Books Ltd publication), part II: “Search by the Foundation”, chapter 7: ‘Arcadia’, page 79, ¶ 5
      She paused for a much-needed breath, and the man said, grittily, “Except that I think I’ll choke you just about medium dead and get out of here, with the briefcase.”

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