Definitions for: Decease


[n] 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"
[v] pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"



Webster (1913) Definition: De*cease", n. [OE. deses, deces, F. d['e]c[`e]s, fr.
L. decessus departure, death, fr. decedere to depart, die;
de- + cedere to withdraw. See Cease, Cede.]
Departure, especially departure from this life; death.

His decease, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
--Luke ix. 31.

And I, the whilst you mourn for his decease, Will with
my mourning plaints your plaint increase. --Spenser.

Syn: Death; departure; dissolution; demise; release. See
Death.


De*cease", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deceased; p. pr. &
vb. n. Deceasing.]
To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.

She's dead, deceased, she's dead. --Shak.

When our summers have deceased. --Tennyson.

Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with
him, he so far deceases from nature. --Emerson.

Synonyms: death, die, exit, expire, go, pass, pass away, perish

Antonyms: be born, birth, nascence, nascency, nativity

See Also: alteration, asphyxiate, buy it, buy the farm, change, change state, choke, conk, croak, Crucifixion, departure, die back, die down, die off, die out, drop dead, drown, exit, expiration, fall, famish, fatality, going, human death, kick the bucket, loss, martyrdom, megadeath, modification, passing, pip out, pop off, predecease, release, snuff it, starve, succumb, suffocate, turn, yield

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