deathbed

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death·bed

 (dĕth′bĕd′)
n.
1. The bed on which a person dies.
2. The last hours before death.
Idiom:
on (one's) deathbed
Close to death.

deathbed

(ˈdɛθˌbɛd)
n
1. (Furniture)
a. the bed in which a person is about to die
b. (as modifier): a deathbed conversion.
2. on one's deathbed about to die

death•bed

(ˈdɛθˌbɛd)

n.
1. the bed on which a person dies.
adj.
2. pertaining to or occurring in the last few hours of a person's life: a deathbed confession.
Idioms:
on one's deathbed, in the last few hours before death.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deathbed - the last few hours before deathdeathbed - the last few hours before death  
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
2.deathbed - the bed on which a person dies
bed - a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
Translations

deathbed

[ˈdeθbed]
A. Nlecho m de muerte
on one's deathbeden su lecho de muerte
B. CPD deathbed confession Nconfesión f en el lecho de muerte
deathbed conversion Nconversión f in artículo mortis
deathbed repentance Narrepentimiento m de última hora

deathbed

[ˈdɛθbɛd] nlit m de mort
to be on one's deathbed (= be dying) → être sur son lit de mortdeath blow death-blow n (fig)coup m fatal
to be a death blow to sth → être un coup fatal pour qch
to be dealt a death blow → recevoir un coup fataldeath by misadventure n (British)décès m accidenteldeath camp ncamp m de la mortdeath cell ncellule f de condamné à mortdeath certificate nacte m de décèsdeath duties npl (British)droits mpl de successiondeath knell death-knell n (= end) → mort f
to sound the death knell of sth (= signal the end) → sonner le glas pour qch

deathbed

1. nletto di morte
on one's deathbed → in punto di morte
2. adj (confession) → in punto di morte

deathbed

n lecho de muerte