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

Nearby words

  1. near real-time,
  2. near rhyme,
  3. near thing,
  4. near to one's heart,
  5. near-,
  6. near-earth object,
  7. near-infrared radiation,
  8. near-market research,
  9. near-point,
  10. near-sighted

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British Dictionary definitions for near-death experience

near-death experience

noun

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 himAbbreviation: NDE
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