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Meaning of DEATHBED

Pronunciation:  'deth`bed

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the bed on which a person dies
  2. [n]  the last few hours before death
 

DEATHBED is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: bed, time of life

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Death"bed\, n.
The bed in which a person dies; hence, the closing hours of
life of one who dies by sickness or the like; the last
sickness.

      That often-quoted passage from Lord Hervey in which the
      Queen's deathbed is described.           --Thackeray.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agony, death agonies, death groan, death rattle, death struggle, death throes, deathwatch, dying breath, eleventh-hour, extremity, final extremity, last agony, last breath, last gasp, last-minute, later, moribundity, throes of death
 

 

 

 

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