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Meaning of deathbed

death•bed

Pronunciation: (deth'bed"), [key]
— n.
  1. the bed on which a person dies: The museum contains Lincoln's deathbed.
  2. in the last few hours before death.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, said, or done during the last few hours of a person's life: a deathbed confession.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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