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deceased

adjective [not gradable]  /dɪˈsist/ us  
dead: The paintings are by his deceased brother, Dan.

deceased

noun [C]  /dɪˈsist/ us  
someone who has recently died: There will be no service, at the deceased’s request.
Translations of “deceased”
in Korean 죽은…
in Arabic راحل…
in French décédé…
in Turkish merhum, rahmetli, ölmüş…
in Italian deceduto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 警方被責令向兩名死亡兒童的家人支付巨額賠償金。…
in Russian покойный…
in Polish zmarły, nieżyjący…
in Spanish difunto…
in Portuguese falecido…
in German verstorben…
in Catalan difunt…
in Japanese 死んだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警方被责令向两名死亡儿童的家人支付巨额赔偿金。…
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