De·ceased a. Passed away; dead; gone.
The deceased, the dead person.
De·cease, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Deceased p. pr. & vb. n. Deceasing.] To depart from this life; to die; to pass away.
She's dead, deceased, she's dead. --Shak.
When our summers have deceased. --Tennyson.
Inasmuch as he carries the malignity and the lie with him, he so far deceases from nature. --Emerson.
adj : dead; "he is deceased"; "our dear departed friend" [syn: asleep(p),
at peace(p), at rest(p), departed, gone]
n : someone who is no longer alive; "I wonder what the dead
person would have done" [syn: dead person, dead soul,
deceased person, decedent, departed]