Definition of near-death in English:

near-death

noun

  • The state or fact of being close to death or of nearly dying.

adjective

  • Of or relating to the experience of nearly dying.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Bickersteth (1825–1906), bishop of Exeter. From near + death. In later use also from near + death<br>1970s (in an earlier sense). From near-death.

Pronunciation

near-death

/nɪəˈdɛθ/