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English definition of “near-death experience”

near-death experience

noun [C]     /ˌnɪəˌdeθ.ɪkˈspɪə.ri.əns/ US  /ˌnɪrˌdeθ.ɪkˈspɪr.i-/
an experience described by some people who have been close to death, in which the person feels as if they have left their body and are watching themselves from aboveThe supernatural - general words
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