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English noun: decease

1. decease (event) the event of dying or departure from life


SamplesHer death came as a terrible shock.
Upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren.


Synonymsdeath, expiry


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)departure, exit, expiration, fatality, going, human death, loss, martyrdom, megadeath, passing, release, wrongful death


Instance hyponymCrucifixion


Antonymsnascence, nascency, nativity, birth


English verb: decease

1. decease (change) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life


SamplesShe died from cancer.
The children perished in the fire.
The patient went peacefully.
The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102.


Synonymsbuy the farm, cash in one's chips, choke, conk, croak, die, drop dead, exit, expire, give-up the ghost, go, kick the bucket, pass, pass away, perish, pop off, snuff it


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)abort, asphyxiate, buy it, drown, fall, famish, pip out, predecease, starve, stifle, succumb, suffocate, yield


Verb groupbreak, break down, conk out, die, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad


Antonymsbe born









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