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English definition of “death throes”

death throes

noun [plural]     literary
the process of dying or ending in a very painful or unpleasant way: Mercutio, fatally stabbed , staggers round the stage in his death throes . The government was in its death throes .Death and dying
(Definition of death throes noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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