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predecease

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

First recorded in 1585–95; pre- + decease
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British Dictionary definitions for predecease

predecease
/ (ˌpriːdɪˈsiːs) /

verb
to die before (some other person)
noun
rare earlier death
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