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crib death

noun [C or U] uk   US ( also SIDS, UK cot death) us  
a medical condition in which a baby dies suddenly while it is sleeping for no obvious reason
Translations of “crib death”
in Chinese (Traditional) 嬰兒猝死…
in Chinese (Simplified) 婴儿猝死…
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