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English definition of “departed”

departed

adjective uk   /dɪˈpɑː.tɪd/ us    /-ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪd/ literary
dead: We will always remember our dear departed friends.Death and dying describes something that happened in the past and is finished: The old man talked about the departed triumphs of his youth.In the past

departed

noun uk   /dɪˈpɑː.tɪd/ us    /-ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪd/
the departed formal a person who has died, or people who have died: Let us remember the departed.Death and dying
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