near-death experience

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near-death experience

(1) Lazarus phenomenon, see there.
(2) A popular term for coming close to dying.
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near-death experience

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NDE

The perception held by certain individuals that they have glimpsed an afterlife when coming close to death.
See: out-of-body experience
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