or D.O.A.


dead on arrival. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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abbreviation for

dead on arrival
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also d.o.a., 1929, police slang abbreviation of dead on arrival.

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doa in Medicine



dead on admission
dead on arrival
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