predecease(redirected from predeceases)
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Related to predeceases: antecedence
tr.v. pre·de·ceased, pre·de·ceas·ing, pre·de·ceas·es
To die before (another person).
to die before (some other person)
rare earlier death
v.t. -ceased, -ceas•ing.
to die before (another person).
Past participle: predeceased
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|Verb||1.||predecease - die before; die earlier than; "She predeceased her husband"|
croak, decease, die, drop dead, buy the farm, cash in one's chips, give-up the ghost, kick the bucket, pass away, perish, snuff it, pop off, expire, conk, exit, choke, go, pass - 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"