Definition of sudden death
- sudden death following coronary occlusion
We won 27–24 in sudden death.
a serious heart condition that can result in sudden death
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sports : a period of extra play that is added when teams or players are tied at the end of normal play and that ends as soon as one team or player scores a point or gains the lead
medical : quick and unexpected death from any cause other than violence
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