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predecease

[pree-di-sees]
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verb (used with object), pre·de·ceased, pre·de·ceas·ing.
  1. to die before (another person, the occurrence of an event, etc.).

Origin of predecease

First recorded in 1585–95; pre- + decease
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predecease

verb
  1. to die before (some other person)
noun
  1. rare earlier death
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Word Origin and History for predeceased

predecease

v.

"to die before," 1590s, from pre- + decease (v.). Related: Predeceased; predeceasing.

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