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A mind map: Death

Generic terms
Subordinate terms
result action circumstances,  means persons reasons
natural
death
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

to die in one's bed an illness the dead  
to die of a mysterious illness a disease the corpse  
to die of aids      
to die of heart attack      
to die of heart disease      
to die of cancer      
accidental
 
 
 
 

 

to die in an accident    
to die of an injury    
to drown in a flood, in a river, in the sea the drowned earthquake
to be drowned in a pool, through a lightning,   flood, blizzard
to die in the fire, by an atomic bomb   catastrophes, 
in a tempest
to starve in a blizzard, in a hurricane   hunger, famine, starvation
violent
death
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

to burn to death   the burnt heat
to be burnt to death by a car crash   fire, lightning, 
an atomic bomb
to suffocate by gas, lack of air (oxygen)    
to commit suicide by opening one's artery the suicide unsuitable solution for too " big"
to die by one's own hand by hanging o.s, by stabbing o.s. the self-murderer problems
  by shooting o.s., by poisoning o.s.    
  by taking an overdose of drugs the drug addict drug addiction
killing
murder
  to stab s.o. a robber, a gangster a robber, a gangster
  to poison s.o. a victim, a victim,
to kill to hang s.o. a hangman crime
to murder to shoot s.o. a killer, a murderer, a mad gunman hate, madness
to die by violence a shot a killer, a person running amok hate, jealousy, power
to be killed by violence a jealous person a murderer, a murderess, force, envy,
to make an attempt on  for political reasons a criminal  
violent
death
to assassinate a dictator a terrorist, politicians  
to be assassinated by a bomb, by a gun-shot  a political murderer, an assassin, different political points of view
to snipe at s.o. by an explosion victims, a sniper civil war
to lie / wait in ambush with a telescopic sight VIP's religion: religious fanatism
to execute, to dispatch   an underground warrior fight for the aims of a minority
to fight in a battle a soldier, an army, an enemy aggression, attack, defence
to attack, defend with weapons   of a territory

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