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at death's door

Definition of at death's door

  1. :  about to die :  very sick and in danger of dying <He is sick, but he's not at death's door.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a permanent cessation of all vital functions :  the end of life — compare brain death

    :  an instance of dying

    :  the cause or occasion of loss of life

  1. :  a usually swinging or sliding barrier by which an entry is closed and opened

    :  a similar part of a piece of furniture

    :  doorway

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