predecease

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pre- +‎ decease

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predecease ‎(plural predeceases)

  1. The death of one person or thing before another.

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predecease ‎(third-person singular simple present predeceases, present participle predeceasing, simple past and past participle predeceased)

  1. (transitive) To die sooner than.
    Husbands usually predecease their wives.
    • Shakespeare
      If children predecease progenitors.

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