, -·ceased′, -·ceas′ing
to die before (someone else)
transitive verbpre·de·ceased, pre·de·ceas·ing, pre·de·ceas·es
To die before (another person).
- The death of one person or thing before another.
(third-person singular simple present predeceases, present participle predeceasing, simple past and past participle predeceased)
- To die sooner than.
- Husbands usually predecease their wives.
pre- +"Ž decease