death·​ward | \ ˈdethwə(r)d \
variants: or deathwards \ -​dz \

Definition of deathward

: toward death : approaching death

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First Known Use of deathward

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deathward

Middle English deethward, from deeth death + -ward, -wards

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“Deathward.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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