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1. The bed on which a person dies.
2. The last hours before death.
on (one's) deathbed
Close to death.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||deathbed - 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"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
deathbed[ˈdɛθbɛd] n → lit 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 n → camp m de la mortdeath cell n → cellule f de condamné à mortdeath certificate n → acte 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
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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
deathbedn lecho de muerte
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.