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deceased

adjective uk   us   /dɪˈsiːst/ formal
C2 dead: the recently deceased Member of Parliament

deceased

noun [C] uk   us   /dɪˈsiːst/ (plural the deceased) formal
the deceased C2 a person who has recently died: The deceased shot her mother before killing herself. Five of the deceased were employed by the club.
Translations of “deceased”
in Arabic راحل…
in Korean 죽은…
in Malaysian mati…
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 Vietnamese đã chết…
in Spanish difunto…
in Portuguese falecido…
in Thai ซึ่งตายแล้ว…
in German verstorben…
in Catalan difunt…
in Japanese 死んだ…
in Indonesian mati, meninggal…
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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