Definitions of decease

n the event of dying or departure from life

“upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren”
death, expiry
birth, nascence, nascency, nativity
the event of being born
the death of Jesus by crucifixion
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fatality, human death
a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
the death of a million people
departure, exit, expiration, going, loss, passing, release
euphemistic expressions for death
wrongful death
a death that results from a wrongful act or from negligence; a death that can serve as the basis for a civil action for damages on behalf of the dead person's family or heirs
killing, violent death
an event that causes someone to die
casualty, fatal accident
an accident that causes someone to die
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alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

v pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

buy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad
stop operating or functioning
suffer or face the pain of death
be born
come into existence through birth
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cease development, die, and be aborted
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
buy it, pip out
be killed or die;
die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
die before; die earlier than
famish, starve
die of food deprivation
die, as in battle or in a hunt
succumb, yield
be fatally overwhelmed
die from strangulation
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change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

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