Definition of cot death in English:

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cot death

Pronunciation: /ˈkät ˌdeTH/


Informal term for sudden infant death syndrome.
Example sentences
  • 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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