AskDefine | Define deathbed

Dictionary Definition



1 the last few hours before death
2 the bed on which a person dies

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Alternative forms

note: all three forms are in use but deathbed seems to be preferred.


death + bed


  1. The bed on which someone dies
  2. The last hours before death


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Extensive Definition

A deathbed is a bed in which a person dies or the last hours before a death.
Deathbed may also refer to:
deathbed in Swedish: Dödsbädd

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

agony, death agonies, death groan, death rattle, death struggle, death throes, deathwatch, dying breath, eleventh-hour, extremity, final extremity, last agony, last breath, last gasp, last-minute, later, moribundity, throes of death
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