deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Definition of deathbed

1 : the bed in which a person dies
2 : the last hours of life
on one's deathbed
: near the point of death

Examples of deathbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the time, Getler’s father was on his deathbed, but Getler decided to come anyway. Chris Heath, The Atlantic, 17 June 2022 The emperor himself converted to Christianity on his deathbed. Elizabeth Djinis, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 May 2022 The dream sequence culminates with a set piece 70 years in the future: Sandy and Michele live together and Romy is on her deathbed. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 27 Apr. 2022 That’s a harsh rejection for a man on his deathbed. Katie Hafner, Scientific American, 21 Apr. 2022 The Cujo star also recalled Barrymore's emotional connection to E.T., which resulted in a tearful reaction to seeing the character on his deathbed. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 18 Apr. 2022 Now, imagine having to go through 30 years’ worth on your deathbed. Harry Guinness, Wired, 17 Mar. 2022 Back from its early-internet deathbed, the music rights business is having its moment in the sun thanks to a boom in streaming. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 15 Oct. 2021 From his deathbed, the farmer revealed the secret to his grandchildren, who retrieved the prehistoric skull in 2018 and donated it to a university near Beijing. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 25 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of deathbed

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Deathbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deathbed. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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More Definitions for deathbed

deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Kids Definition of deathbed

: the bed a person dies in
on someone's deathbed
: very close to death

deathbed

noun
death·​bed | \ ˈdeth-ˌbed How to pronounce deathbed (audio) \

Medical Definition of deathbed

1 : the bed in which a person dies
2 : the last hours of life
on one's deathbed
: near the point of death

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