decease


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de·cease

 (dĭ-sēs′)
intr.v. de·ceased, de·ceas·ing, de·ceas·es
To die.
n.
The act of dying; death.

[Middle English decesen, from deces, death, from Old French, from Latin dēcessus, departure, death, from past participle of dēcēdere, to depart, die : dē-, de- + cēdere, to go; see ked- in Indo-European roots.]

decease

(dɪˈsiːs)
n
a more formal word for death
vb
(intr) a more formal word for die1
[C14 (n): from Old French deces, from Latin dēcēdere to depart]

de•cease

(dɪˈsis)

n., v. -ceased, -ceas•ing. n.
1. the act of dying; death.
v.i.
2. to depart from life; die.
[1300–50; Middle English deces < Old French < Latin dēcessus departure, death; derivative of dēeēdere, to go away]

decease


Past participle: deceased
Gerund: deceasing

Imperative
decease
decease
Present
I decease
you decease
he/she/it deceases
we decease
you decease
they decease
Preterite
I deceased
you deceased
he/she/it deceased
we deceased
you deceased
they deceased
Present Continuous
I am deceasing
you are deceasing
he/she/it is deceasing
we are deceasing
you are deceasing
they are deceasing
Present Perfect
I have deceased
you have deceased
he/she/it has deceased
we have deceased
you have deceased
they have deceased
Past Continuous
I was deceasing
you were deceasing
he/she/it was deceasing
we were deceasing
you were deceasing
they were deceasing
Past Perfect
I had deceased
you had deceased
he/she/it had deceased
we had deceased
you had deceased
they had deceased
Future
I will decease
you will decease
he/she/it will decease
we will decease
you will decease
they will decease
Future Perfect
I will have deceased
you will have deceased
he/she/it will have deceased
we will have deceased
you will have deceased
they will have deceased
Future Continuous
I will be deceasing
you will be deceasing
he/she/it will be deceasing
we will be deceasing
you will be deceasing
they will be deceasing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deceasing
you have been deceasing
he/she/it has been deceasing
we have been deceasing
you have been deceasing
they have been deceasing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deceasing
you will have been deceasing
he/she/it will have been deceasing
we will have been deceasing
you will have been deceasing
they will have been deceasing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deceasing
you had been deceasing
he/she/it had been deceasing
we had been deceasing
you had been deceasing
they had been deceasing
Conditional
I would decease
you would decease
he/she/it would decease
we would decease
you would decease
they would decease
Past Conditional
I would have deceased
you would have deceased
he/she/it would have deceased
we would have deceased
you would have deceased
they would have deceased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decease - the event of dying or departure from lifedecease - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
fatality, human death - a death resulting from an accident or a disaster; "a decrease in the number of automobile fatalities"
martyrdom - death that is imposed because of the person's adherence of a religious faith or cause
megadeath - the death of a million people; "they calibrate the effects of atom bombs in megadeaths"
exit, expiration, going, passing, departure, release, loss - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
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
Verb1.decease - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain lifedecease - pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
abort - cease development, die, and be aborted; "an aborting fetus"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
asphyxiate, stifle, suffocate - be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen; "The child suffocated under the pillow"
buy it, pip out - be killed or die;
drown - die from being submerged in water, getting water into the lungs, and asphyxiating; "The child drowned in the lake"
predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"
conk out, go bad, break down, die, fail, give out, give way, break, go - stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
starve, famish - die of food deprivation; "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"
die - suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith"
fall - die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead"
succumb, yield - be fatally overwhelmed

decease

verb
To cease living:
Informal: pop off.
Idioms: bite the dust, breathe one's last, cash in, give up the ghost, go to one's grave, kick the bucket, meet one's end, pass on to the Great Beyond, turn up one's toes.
noun
The act or fact of dying:
Slang: curtain (used in plural).
Translations

decease

[dɪˈsiːs] (frm)
B. VIfallecer

decease

[dɪˈsiːs] ndécès m

decease

(Jur, form)
nAbleben nt (form)
visterben, verscheiden (geh)

decease

[dɪˈsiːs] (Law)
1. ndecesso
2. videcedere
References in classic literature ?
His son lacked not merely the father's eminent position, but the talent and force of character to achieve it: he could, therefore, effect nothing by dint of political interest; and the bare justice or legality of the claim was not so apparent, after the Colonel's decease, as it had been pronounced in his lifetime.
I remembered to have read (probably in Felt's "Annals") a notice of the decease of Mr.
Churchill, having no children of their own, nor any other young creature of equal kindred to care for, offered to take the whole charge of the little Frank soon after her decease.
I did not ask what she meant by "all being over," but I suppose she referred to the expected decease of her mother and the gloomy sequel of funeral rites.
The one chance left was that their mother might sufficiently recover to leave her third share to them, by will, in the event of her decease.
Their decease made no impression on the other flies out promenading, who looked at them in the coolest manner (as if they themselves were elephants, or something as far removed), until they met the same fate.
The late king of the country not only appeared to have been troubled with a cough at the time of his decease, but to have taken it with him to the tomb, and to have brought it back.
The landlord and Sancho consented, and then Master Pedro picked up from the ground King Marsilio of Saragossa with his head off, and said, "Here you see how impossible it is to restore this king to his former state, so I think, saving your better judgments, that for his death, decease, and demise, four reals and a half may be given me.