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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Death
demisede‧mise /dɪˈmaɪz/ ●○○ noun [uncountable]  1 formalEND the end of something that used to existdemise of the imminent demise (=happening soon) of the local newspaper2 MX formal or law death the mystery surrounding Elena’s untimely demise (=when death happens sooner than is normal or expected)demise verb [intransitive]
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demiseWhen the long-delayed demise of the dinosaurs finally occurred, the crash was spectacular.Hierarchy has added immense value to the world, and pundits who call for its demise are either fools or cynics.Details regarding the firm's demise are a little hazy, and the matter has now been referred to the Fraud Squad.My parents had mixed feelings about the President's demise.Occasionally he would seek to expedite his victim's demise as best he could.It came together only to ensure the demise of Mr Milosevic's lot.This can easily cause anorexia and finally the demise of the stressed subject.This is best reflected in the demise of the Yiddish-language press in New York.Far better, with the demise of lifetime employment, to switch to a notion of lifetime employability.demise ofthe demise of the Cold Waruntimely demiseThe chain of events I sparked off nearly led to my untimely demise.
From Longman Business Dictionarydemisede‧mise1 /dɪˈmaɪz/ noun [countable usually singular] LAWPROPERTY when a property owner rents property to someone, or the rented property itselfWhere the demise includes the whole of a building the airspace above the building may be excluded.demisedemise2 verb [transitive] LAWPROPERTY if the owner of a property demises it, they rent it to someoneThe plaintiff landlord had demised premises to the defendant for 21 years.demised adjectivea demised property
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