departed

[ dih-pahr-tid ]
/ dɪˈpɑr tɪd /
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adjective

deceased; dead.
gone; past.

noun

the departed,
  1. the dead person referred to.
  2. dead persons collectively.

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Origin of departed

First recorded in 1550–60; depart + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM departed

un·de·part·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for departed

departed
/ (dɪˈpɑːtɪd) /

adjective

euphemistic
  1. dead; deceased
  2. (as sing or collective noun; preceded by the)the departed
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