• (British) IPA: /dɪˈsiːs/


  1. (formal) Death, departure from life.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 13:
      So should that beauty which you hold in lease
      Find no determination: then you were
      Yourself again after yourself's decease […]
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decease (deceases, present participle deceasing; past and past participle deceased)

  1. (now, rare) To die.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 17, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗:
      After which usurped victorie, he presently deceased: and partly through the excessive joy he thereby conceived.
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