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decease

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noun de·cease \di-ˈsēs\

Simple Definition of decease

  • : the death of a person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decease

  1. :  departure from life :  death

decease

intransitive verb

Examples of decease in a sentence

  1. He had many debts at the time of his decease.

  2. <in the event of the decease of the president, the vice president will immediately assume his duties>



Origin and Etymology of decease

Middle English deces, from Anglo-French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de- + cedere to go


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with decease

apiece, at peace, Burmese, camise, caprice, cassis, cerise, chemise, Chinese, Cochise, codpiece, coulisse, crosspiece, decrease, degrease, Dumfries, earpiece, eyepiece, fieldpiece, grandniece, hairpiece, headpiece, heelpiece, increase, lend-lease, Maltese, Matisse, Maurice, mouthpiece, nosepiece, obese, one-piece, pastis, pelisse, police, re-lease, release, seapiece, set piece, shankpiece, showpiece, sidepiece, stringpiece, sublease, surcease, tailpiece, think piece, timepiece, toepiece, three-piece, two-piece, valise, wool grease, workpiece


Medical Dictionary

decease

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noun de·cease \di-ˈsēs\

Medical Definition of decease

  1. :  departure from life :  death

decease

intransitive verb

deceased

;

deceasing






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