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near-death experience

[neer-deth] /ˈnɪərˈdɛθ/
a sensation or vision, as of the afterlife, reported by a person who has come close to death.
Abbreviation: nde, NDE. Unabridged
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near-death experience

an experience, instances of which have been widely reported, in which a person near death is apparently outside his body and aware of it and the attendant circumstances as separate from him NDE
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Contemporary definitions for near-death experience

a frightening or threatening experience putting one at the brink of death or the phenomenon of being clinically dead and reviving, characterized by an out-of-body experience or vision of a tunnel of light's 21st Century Lexicon
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