sudden death

sudden death \
14th century{ds||1||}
  • unexpected death that is instantaneous or occurs within minutes from any cause other than violence
  • extra play to break a tie in a sports contest in which the first to score or gain the lead wins

sudden infant death syndrome

sudden infant death syndrome \
  • death of an apparently healthy infant usually before one year of age that is of unknown cause and occurs especially during sleep —abbreviation SIDS—called also crib death
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