decease

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French deces (Modern French décès), from Latin dēcessus (departure)

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsiːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːs

NounEdit

 
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decease (countable and uncountable, plural deceases)

  1. (formal) Death, departure from life.

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VerbEdit

decease (third-person singular simple present deceases, present participle deceasing, simple past and past participle deceased)

  1. (now rare) To die.

Usage notesEdit

The noun and verb forms are much less commonly used than the participial adjective "deceased", particularly outside formal, literary, or legal usage.

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