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demise

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Definition of DEMISE

1
the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities <inherited all of the estate upon the sudden demise of his grandfather>
Antonyms birth, nativity
3
a loss of status <after her demise as the doyenne of New York society, the mere mention of her name was regarded as a faux pas>

February 28, 2015
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To speak pompously or dogmatically
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