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Meaning of DECEASE

Pronunciation:  di'sees

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
  2. [v]  pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"

DECEASE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: death, die, exit, expire, go, pass, pass away, perish
 Antonyms: be born, birth, nascence, nascency, nativity
 See Also: alteration, asphyxiate, buy it, buy the farm, change, change state, choke, conk, croak, Crucifixion, departure, die back, die down, die off, die out, drop dead, drown, exit, expiration, fall, famish, fatality, going, human death, kick the bucket, loss, martyrdom, megadeath, modification, passing, pip out, pop off, predecease, release, snuff it, starve, succumb, suffocate, turn, yield



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*cease"\, n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d['e]c[`e]s, fr.
    L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die;
    de- + cedere to withdraw. See {Cease}, {Cede}.]
    Departure, especially departure from this life; death.
          His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
                                                   --Luke ix. 31.
          And I, the whilst you mourn for his decease, Will with
          my mourning plaints your plaint increase. --Spenser.
    Syn: Death; departure; dissolution; demise; release. See
  2. \De*cease"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deceased}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Deceasing}.]
    To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.
          She's dead, deceased, she's dead.        --Shak.
          When our summers have deceased.          --Tennyson.
          Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with
          him, he so far deceases from nature.     --Emerson.
Thesaurus Terms
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