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deceased

Meaning: dead

For example:

  • Janet's husband is deceased, so she lives alone now.

  • Most of the soldiers who fought in Word War Two are deceased now.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says, "My uncle's deceased," you can say

a. "I hope he gets better."

b. "I'm glad to hear that."

c. "I'm sorry to hear that."

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Contributor: Matt Errey