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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
Usage: archaic
  1. Cease to live; lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    - die, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket [informal], cash in one's chips [informal], buy the farm [N. Amer, informal], conk [informal], give-up the ghost [informal], drop dead, pop off [informal], choke, croak [informal], snuff it [informal], cop it [Brit, informal], flatline [informal], cash in [informal], pop one's clogs [informal]

Derived forms: deceases, deceased, deceasing

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

Encyclopedia: Decease