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die

verb be no more, breathe one's last, cease living, cease to exist, decease, demise, depart, end one's life, lose one's life, meet one's death, mori, mortem obire, part with life, pass away, pass on, perish, relinquish life, rest in peace, succumb to death, suffer death, vita decedere
Associated concepts: die at any time without issue surviving, die by his own hand or act, die in performance of duty, die intestate, die leaving issue, die seised and possessed, die simultaneously, die without children or issue, die without heirs, die without issue, die without lawful issue, testamennary dispositions
See also: decease, expire, pattern, perish, stamp, succumb, terminate
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The physical appearance of samples was analyzed in the Laboratory and their die back signs were recorded accurately.
When the blooms die back how do I care for this plant?
The rheometer rotates the die back and forth as it is heated up.
Any stubs left behind can die back and allow an entry for disease.
Deadhead as soon as the flowers fade and continue to water plants until they naturally start to die back.
After it had flowered, I let it die back but recently noticed the new leaves are three inches tall already.
The mainly mature oak trees - part of the Gisborough Estate - are about 150 years old, but have suffered from a condition called die back, which means that large branches wither and die and can fall at any time, causing a possible danger to traffic and pedestrians.