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1deceased

adjective de·ceased \-ˈsēst\

: no longer living

Full Definition of DECEASED

:  no longer living; especially :  recently dead —used of persons
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Examples of DECEASED

  1. <the recently deceased tenant was found by a concerned neighbor>

First Known Use of DECEASED

15th century

Synonym Discussion of DECEASED

dead, defunct, deceased, departed, late mean devoid of life. dead applies literally to what is deprived of vital force but is used figuratively of anything that has lost any attribute (as energy, activity, radiance) suggesting life <a dead, listless performance>. defunct stresses cessation of active existence or operation <a defunct television series>. deceased , departed , and late apply to persons who have died recently. deceased is the preferred term in legal use <the estate of the deceased>. departed is used usually as a euphemism <our departed sister>. late is used especially with reference to a person in a specific relation or status <the company's late president>.

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

2deceased

noun
plural deceased

Definition of DECEASED

:  a dead person <the will of the deceased>

First Known Use of DECEASED

1548

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
DECEASED Defined for Kids

1deceased

adjective de·ceased \di-ˈsēst\

Definition of DECEASED for Kids

:  no longer living —used of people

2deceased

noun
plural deceased

Definition of DECEASED for Kids

:  a dead person <A lawyer read the deceased's will.>

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