crib death
noun Date: 1965 sudden infant death syndrome

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • crib death — crib deaths N VAR Crib death is the sudden death of a baby while it is asleep, although the baby had not previously been ill. [AM] (in BRIT, use cot death) …   English dictionary

  • crib death — n AmE the sudden and unexpected death of a baby while it is asleep British Equivalent: cot death …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crib death — n. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME * * * …   Universalium

  • crib death — crib ,death noun count or uncount AMERICAN the sudden death of a baby while it is sleeping …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crib death — crib′ death n. pat sudden infant death syndrome • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • crib death — n. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME …   English World dictionary

  • crib death — noun sudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep • Syn: ↑sudden infant death syndrome, ↑SIDS, ↑infant death, ↑cot death • Hypernyms: ↑death, ↑sleep apnea * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • crib death — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms crib death : singular crib death plural crib deaths American cot death …   English dictionary

  • Crib death — The sudden and unexpected death of a baby with no known illness, typically affecting infants from 2 weeks to 6 months of age while sleeping. Crib death is now called Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Babies at an increased risk for SIDS… …   Medical dictionary

  • crib death — The sudden and unexpected death of a healthy child who is younger than one year old, usually during sleep. The cause of crib death is not known. Also called sudden infant death syndrome and SIDS …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • crib death — SIDS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, suffocation of a baby while sleeping in a crib …   English contemporary dictionary

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