ADJ. human | naked | bloody, headless, mutilated | decaying, desiccated, rotting We passed the desiccated corpse of a brigand hanging on a gibbet. | shrouded | embalmed, mummified | living For over a year he lay in his hospital bed, a living corpse.
VERB + CORPSE lay out The corpse had been laid out on a marble slab. | embalm | butcher, dismember, eviscerate, mutilate
CORPSE + VERB be sprawled, lie, sprawl They saw the corpse sprawled on the steps.
PHRASES be littered/strewn with corpses The ground was littered with the corpses of enemy soldiers.