deceased

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deceased /dɪˈsiːst/ adjective
deceased
/dɪˈsiːst/
adjective
Learner's definition of DECEASED
: no longer living
Usage Dead and deceased both mean “no longer living,” but deceased is a gentler term, and people often use it when the person who died was close to them or when they are talking to someone who knew the person who died.

the deceased

formal
: a dead person or dead people