I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin immortalis, from in- + mortalis mortal Date: 14th century 1. exempt from death <
the immortal gods
2. exempt from oblivion ; imperishable <
immortal fame
3. connected with or relating to immortality 4. able or tending to divide indefinitely <
immortal cell lines produced in culture
immortally adverb II. noun Date: 1616 1. a. one exempt from death b. plural, often capitalized the gods of the Greek and Roman pantheon 2. a. a person whose fame is lasting b. capitalized any of the 40 members of the Académie Française

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