1. [ verb ] (biology) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
Synonyms: die perish pass_away go expire pass exit

"She died from cancer" "They children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully"

Related terms: be_born change_state starve fall drown kick_the_bucket buy_it suffocate predecease suffocate succumb die_out die_out die_back die_down fail die death death death Death death death loss dead_person
2. [ noun ] the event of dying or departure from life
Synonyms: death

: "her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

Related terms: birth change loss fatality finish Crucifixion martyrdom wrongful_death megadeath die die
Similar spelling:   degas