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deceased

[ dih-seest ]
/ dɪˈsist /
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adjective
no longer living; dead.
noun
the deceased,
  1. the particular dead person or persons referred to.
  2. dead persons collectively: to speak well of the deceased.
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Origin of deceased

First recorded in 1480–90; decease + -ed2

synonym study for deceased

1. See dead.

OTHER WORDS FROM deceased

un·de·ceased, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deceased

deceased , diseased
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British Dictionary definitions for deceased

deceased
/ (dɪˈsiːst) /

adjective
  1. a more formal word for dead (def. 1)
  2. (as noun)the deceased
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