deathbed

[deth-bed]
noun
1.
the bed on which a person dies: The museum contains Lincoln's deathbed.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, said, or done during the last few hours of a person's life: a deathbed confession.
Idioms
3.
on one's deathbed, in the last few hours before death.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English deethbed. See death, bed

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deathbed (ˈdɛθˌbɛd)
 
n
1.  a.  the bed in which a person is about to die
 b.  (as modifier): a deathbed conversion
2.  on one's deathbed about to die

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deathbed
O.E., "the grave," from death + bed. Meaning "bed on which someone dies" is from c.1400.
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Example sentences
When they reach their deathbed, they are forced to come to terms with their own mortality.
Six months later he is summoned home to her deathbed.
She offers no festering family secrets, no deathbed revelations.
Years later, his stepdaughter admitted to committing the crime while on her deathbed.
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