[ neer-deth ]
/ ˈnɪərˈdɛθ /
a sensation or vision, as of the afterlife, reported by a person who has come close to death.Abbreviation:nde, NDE
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 himAbbreviation: NDE
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