Definition of cot death in English:

cot death

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noun

British
  • The unexplained death of a baby in its sleep: cot deaths in England and Wales have dropped for the third year in succession [mass noun]: the risk of cot death could be greatly reduced
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    • A thorough investigation into the cause of death is carried out after a cot death.
    • Now re-housed, the couple said the cot death of their baby had changed their lives, but had also brought them closer together.
    • There it is estimated that the chances of a randomly chosen baby dying a cot death are 1 in 1,303.

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