Only living cells can absorb water through osmosis not by a dead cell. Evaluate

No, even a dead cell can absorb water because there is no requirement of the energy in this process. The water moves from the area of higher concentration to the area of lower concentration, so it can occur even in a dead cell.

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can a person drink water if he/she is dead??
the same thing happens here when a cell is dead it stops functioning thereby stopping the  entry of water
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its because the plasma membrane is dead
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