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demise

noun

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1 the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • inherited all of the estate upon the sudden demise of his grandfather

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2 the act of ceasing to exist
  • the gradual demise of the Roman Empire over the course of several centuries

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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

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demise

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of demise (Entry 2 of 2)

to stop living
  • our much beloved, recently demised leader

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“Demise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de-mise. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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