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decease

[ dih-sees ]
/ dɪˈsis /
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noun
the act of dying; departure from life; death.
verb (used without object), de·ceased, de·ceas·ing.
to depart from life; die.
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Origin of decease

1300–50; (noun) Middle English deces<Old French <Latin dēcessus departure, death, equivalent to dēced-, variant stem of dēcēdere to go away (dē-de- + cēdere to go; see cede) + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt>s; (v.) late Middle English decesen, derivative of the noun
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British Dictionary definitions for decease

decease
/ (dɪˈsiːs) /

noun
a more formal word for death
verb
(intr) a more formal word for die 1

Word Origin for decease

C14 (n): from Old French deces, from Latin dēcēdere to depart
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