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- (formal) Death, departure from life.
- 1849 May – 1850 November, Charles Dickens, The Personal History of David Copperfield, London: Bradbury & Evans, […], published 1850, OCLC 558196156:
- I thought about my predecessor, who had died of drink and smoke; and I could have wished he had been so good as to live, and not bother me with his decease.
departure, especially departure from this life; death
The noun and verb forms are much less commonly used than the participial adjective "deceased", particularly outside formal, literary, or legal usage.
- See also Thesaurus:die