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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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