cot death

cot death
noun
sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
Hypernyms: ↑death, ↑sleep apnea

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noun

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Brit.
[1965-70]

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cot death noun
The sudden, unexplained death, often happening at night, of an apparently healthy baby (also called sudden infant death syndrome)
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Main Entry:cot

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cot death UK US noun [countable/uncountable] [singular cot death plural cot deaths] british
the sudden death of a young baby while he or she is sleeping, with no obvious cause
Thesaurus: feeding and caring for a babyhyponym

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cot death,
= sudden infant death syndrome. (Cf.sudden infant death syndrome)

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n. Brit. informal term for sudden infant death syndrome

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noun, pl ⋯ deaths [count, noncount]

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ˈcot death [cot death cot deaths] (BrE) (NAmE ˈcrib death) noun uncountable, countable
the sudden death while sleeping of a baby that appears to be healthy
See also:crib death

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  • cot death — n chiefly Brit SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME * * * the sudden unexpected death of an infant less than two years old (peak occurrence between two and six months) from an unidentifiable cause. There appear to be many factors involved, the most… …   Medical dictionary

  • cot death — cot .death n BrE the sudden and unexpected death of a baby while it is sleeping American Equivalent: crib death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cot death — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the unexplained death of a baby in its sleep …   English terms dictionary

  • cot death — cot ,death noun count or uncount BRITISH SIDS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cot death — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cot death : singular cot death plural cot deaths British the sudden death of a young baby while he or she is sleeping, with no obvious cause …   English dictionary

  • cot death — sudden infant death syndrome; = SIDS the sudden unexpected death of an infant less than two years old (peak occurrence between two and six months) from an unidentifiable cause. There appear to be many factors involved, the most important of which …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cot death — noun The unexplained death of a baby, usually while sleeping. Syn: crib death, sudden infant death syndrome …   Wiktionary

  • cot death — noun (C) BrE the sudden and unexpected death of a healthy baby while it is sleeping; crib death AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cot death — /ˈkɒt dɛθ/ (say kot deth) noun the sudden and apparently inexplicable death of a child while sleeping. See sudden infant death syndrome …  

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