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de•ceased

Pronunciation: (di-s?st'), [key]
? adj.
  1. no longer living; dead.
?n.
  1. to speak well of the deceased.
    1. the particular dead person or persons referred to.
    2. dead persons collectively:to speak well of the deceased.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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