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Correct spelling:
A dead person; one deceased.


deceased, departed, extinct, inert, sterile, wearied, Perished, passed away, expired, inoperable, late, no more, unanimated, old fashioned, study at dead, no longer existing, no longer functioning, pushing up daisies, bereft of life, gone to meet maker, gone to reward, not existing, offed, out of one's misery, resting in peace.
extinct, not functioning
asleep, bygone, cold, dead, deceased, departed, done for, exanimate, expired, gone, inanimate, inoperative, invalid, kaput, late, lifeless, lost, nonexistent, obsolete, out of commission, vanished, had it, down the drain.
latest, ex, ex-.
hypothetical, null and void, Gossamery, ungrounded, Non-existent, without foundation, few and far between.
dead, inoperative.
Examples of usage:
  1. At twelve- thirty o'clock the Saturday before, as soon as the business of the day was closed, Mr. John Bailey, the cashier of the defunct bank, had taken his hat and departed. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. In other lands, man took but a few objects with him into the next world; but the defunct Egyptian required nothing short of a complete outfit. – Manual Of Egyptian Archaeology And Guide To The Study Of Antiquities In Egypt by Gaston Camille Charles Maspero
  3. Queen Eleanor, before whom the case was heard, decided in his favor, on the ground, perhaps subtle, that the lady's husband, in becoming her husband, became ipso facto, by that very act, amatorially defunct. – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  4. Then for some hours this boat was busily plying to and fro, bringing out to us all that was portable of a once flourishing, or at least promising, fishery and cannery, now defunct. – Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska by Charles Warren Stoddard
  5. The only chance a winnabo had of getting his freedom was, supposing his master died and left no sons behind him old enough or capable enough to take the place of their father, then the winnabo might be elected to take the place of his defunct master: he would then become ipso facto a chief, and be reckoned a free man. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley