natural death

noun

Definition of natural death

: death occurring in the course of nature and from natural causes (as age or disease) as opposed to accident or violence Hindu orthodoxy opposes any cattle slaughter … on the grounds sacred beasts should be allowed natural deathsAssociated Press the industry died a natural death— Ada Darling — compare civil death, natural life

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“Natural death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural%20death. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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