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deceased (di SEES't, di SEEST) (adjective)
Dead; no longer living: The minister asked that everyone spend a quiet moment thinking of their deceased friend.
Susan asked, "Is your grandfather alive or deceased?"
diseased (di ZEEZ'd, di ZEEZD) (adjective)
Ill, sick; a condition that prevents the body or mind from working normally: The doctor diagnosed his diseased patient as having a skin ailment as determined by the spots that appeared on his chest.
The doctor reported that the deceased had been diseased for several years before his death.
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