decease

Definitions of decease
  1. noun
    the event of dying or departure from life
    “upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren”
    synonyms: death, demise, expiry
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    Antonyms:
    birth, nascence, nascency, nativity
    the event of being born
    examples:
    Crucifixion
    the death of Jesus by crucifixion
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    fatality, human death
    a death resulting from an accident or a disaster
    martyrdom
    death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
    megadeath
    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
    type of:
    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
  2. verb
    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    synonyms: 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
    die
    suffer or face the pain of death
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    be born
    come into existence through birth
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    abort
    cease development, die, and be aborted
    asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate
    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen
    buy it, pip out
    be killed or die;
    drown
    die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating
    predecease
    die before; die earlier than
    famish, starve
    die of food deprivation
    fall
    die, as in battle or in a hunt
    succumb, yield
    be fatally overwhelmed
    strangle
    die from strangulation
    type of:
    change state, turn
    undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
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