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decease

noun

verb

Etymology summary

"death", from Old French deces (12th century, Mod.French décès) "decease,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Death

the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a particular living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging, predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in ... (33 of 5566 words, 11 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Death

Collins Dictionary:

decease | death [formal, sense-specific] | die [formal, entry-specific, sense-specific]

a more formal word for "death" | [intransitive] a more formal word for "die" [entry-specific] (14 of 360 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/decease

Merriam-Webster:

decease | death [synonym] | curtains [synonym] | demise [synonym] | dissolution [synonym] | doom [synonym] | end [synonym] | exit [synonym] | expiration [synonym] | ...

departure from life; "death" (4 of 127 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/decease

Oxford Dictionary:

decease | die [synonym, sense-specific]

[singular, formal, law] : a person's death | [intransitive, archaic] | die (10 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/decease

Wiktionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present] | die [synonym, sense-specific] | death [synonym, sense-specific]

[formal] death | [obsolete] Departure, especially departure from this life | [rare] To die. (12 of 54 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/decease

American Heritage Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

To die. | The act of dying; death. (7 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decease

New World Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle]

death | to die (3 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decease

Random House Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle]

the act of dying; departure from life; death. | to depart from life; die. (13 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/decease

Cambridge Dictionary:

decease [formal]

a person's death (3 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/decease

Encarta Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

Same as death | Same as die [entry 1] (8 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603046​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

decease

First use: early 14th century

Origin: "death", from Old French deces (12th century, Mod.French décès) "decease, death", from Latin decessus "death" (euphemism for ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=decease

American Heritage Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English decesen, from deces, death, from Old French, from Latin dēcessus, departure, death, from past ... (16 of 32 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decease

New World Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English and Old French deces from Latin decessus, literally, departure, past participle of decedere, to depart, go away ... (19 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decease

Merriam-Webster:

decease

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English deces, from Anglo-French, from Latin decessus departure, death, from decedere to depart, die, from de- + cedere to go

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/decease

Oxford Dictionary:

decease

Origin: Middle English: from Old French deces, from Latin decessus "death", past participle (used as a noun) of decedere "to die"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/decease

Collins Dictionary:

decease

First use: 14th century

Origin: (n): from Old French deces, from Latin dēcēdere to depart

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/decease

Wiktionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle French décès.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/decease

Encarta Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin decessus "death, departure" from past participle of decedere "go away" from cedere "give way"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861603046​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

decease

Audio: British English pronunciation of "decease"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/decease

Cambridge Dictionary:

decease [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "decease"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "decease"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/decease

the Free Dictionary:

decease

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "decease"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "decease"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "decease" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/decease

Google Dictionary:

decease | deceased [past tense] | deceasing [present participle] | deceases [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "decease"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

decease

Audio: North American pronunciation of "decease"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=deceas​01 word=decease

YourDictionary Audio:

decease

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "decease" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/decease

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