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near-death experience

[neer-deth] /ˈnɪərˈdɛθ/
1.
a sensation or vision, as of the afterlife, reported by a person who has come close to death.
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near-death experience

noun
1.
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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noun

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

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