Definition of zombie

  1. zombie Noun A snake god or fetish in religions of West Africa and elsewhere.
  2. zombie Noun A person, usually undead, animated by unnatural forces (such as magic), with no soul or will of his/her own.
  3. zombie Noun A deceased person who becomes reanimate to attack the living.
  4. zombie Noun An apathetic person.
  5. zombie Noun A human being in a state of extreme mental exhaustion.
  6. zombie Noun An information worker who has signed a nondisclosure agreement.[http://www.eet.com/issue/fp/showArticle.jhtml? "EE Times", "Beware 'zombie' clauses," 2 Aug., 2004]
  7. zombie Noun 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.
  8. zombie Noun A computer affected by malware which causes it to do whatever the attacker wants it to do without the user's knowledge.
  9. zombie Noun A cocktail of rum and fruit juices
  10. zombie Noun Nickname for a conscripted member of the Canadian military during World War II who was assigned to home defence rather than to combat in Europe."The Canadian Encyclopedia", 2nd edition, Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton Canada, 1988. See "National Resources Mobilization Act," p. 1433.
  11. zombie Noun A hypothetical person who lacks self awareness.
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