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Noun: decease  di'sees
  1. The event of dying or departure from life
    "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren";
    - death, expiry
Verb: decease  di'sees
  1. Pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    - die, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm [N. Amer], conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it, pop one's clogs

Derived forms: deceased, deceasing, deceases

Type of: alteration, change, change state, modification, turn

Encyclopedia: Decease