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Death and general words relating to death

morbidity

noun

the number of people affected by a particular disease

death

noun

the state of being dead

death

noun

an occasion when someone dies

mortality

noun

the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc

mortality

noun

death

mortality

noun

the fact that your life will end

dying

adjective

done or spoken just before death

bereavement

noun

the situation you are in when a close friend or family member has just died

death rate

noun

the number of deaths in a particular area in one year

bereaved

adjective

a bereaved person is someone whose close friend or family member has recently died

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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