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deceased

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

deceased

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈsiːst/ ( plural the deceased) formal us  
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 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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