death•bedPronunciation: (deth'bed"), [key]
the bed on which a person dies: The museum contains Lincoln's deathbed.
2. on one's deathbed,
in the last few hours before death.
of, pertaining to, said, or done during the last few hours of a person's life: a deathbed confession.
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