Definition of “living death” - English Dictionary

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“living death” in British English

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living deathnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈdeθ/ us /ˌlɪv.ɪŋ ˈdeθ/

a life that is so full of suffering that it would be better to be dead:

She can't walk or feed herself and she can barely speak - it's a living death.

(Definition of “living death” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)