Definition of death-stricken in US English:

death-stricken

adjective

  • Struck down by death; very close to death; mortally wounded (from a blow, etc.) or ill.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Wonderful Discouerie of Witchcrafts. From death + stricken.

Pronunciation

death-stricken

/ˈdɛθˌstrɪk(ə)n/