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Definition of 'decease'

Noun

  1. the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"
       Synonyms: death expiry
       Antonyms: birth nativity nascency nascence

Verb

  1. pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "They children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"
       Synonyms: die perish go exit pass away expire pass kick the bucket cash in one's chips buy the farm conk give-up the ghost drop dead pop off choke croak snuff it
       Antonyms: be born


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