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decease

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the permanent stopping of all the vital bodily activities
  • in the event of the decease of the president, the vice president will immediately assume his duties

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decease

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of decease (Entry 2 of 2)

to stop living
  • no one knows what happened to the family fortune after the spinster deceased

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“Decease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decease. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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