Vanish vs Deceased - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between vanish and deceased

is that vanish is (phonetics) the brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part while deceased is a dead person.

As a verb vanish

is to become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.

As an adjective deceased is

no longer alive.

vanish

English

Verb

(es)
  • To become invisible or to move out of view unnoticed.
  • *
  • *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished , pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
  • (lb) To become equal to zero.
  • :The function f(x)=x2 vanishes at x=0.
  • Synonyms

    * disappear

    Derived terms

    * vanishing spray

    Noun

    (vanishes)
  • (phonetics) The brief terminal part of a vowel or vocal element, differing more or less in quality from the main part.
  • a as in ale ordinarily ends with a vanish of i as in ill.
    o as in old ordinarily ends with a vanish of oo as in foot.
    (Rush)

    See also

    * glide (Webster 1913)

    deceased

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • No longer alive
  • * That parrot is definitely deceased , and when I purchased it not ’alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk. Monty Python
  • Belonging to the dead.
  • * The executor’s commission for winding up the deceased estate was 3.5%.
  • (legal): One who has died. In property law', the alternate term decedent is generally used. In ' criminal law , “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
  • Synonyms

    * (no longer alive) asleep, at peace, at rest, dead, departed, late, gone

    Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with diseased (affected with or suffering from disease)

    Noun

    (deceased)
  • A dead person
  • * The deceased was interred in his local churchyard.
  • (plural deceased ) dead people
  • * A memorial to the deceased of two World Wars.
  • (legal): One who has died. In property law', the alternate term decedent is generally used. In ' criminal law , “the deceased” refers to the victim of a homicide.
  • Synonyms

    * (dead person) dead person, dead soul, deceased person, decedent, departed, late * dead people, dead souls, deceased people, decedents, departed

    Usage notes

    Deceased'' is commonly used in legal and journalistic settings. ''Departed is most commonly used in religious settings.