Definition of near-death experience in English:

near-death experience

Pronunciation /ˈnɪ(ə)r dɛθ ɪkˈspɪriəns/

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  • An unusual experience taking place on the brink of death and recounted by a person after recovery, typically an out-of-body experience or a vision of a tunnel of light.

    ‘The chapter on death deals with out-of-body and near-death experiences, and past-life experiences and regression.’
    • ‘If near-death experiences and out-of-body experiences don't come from the brain, where is consciousness based?’
    • ‘Furthermore, it needs to be pointed out that a near-death experience is not an experience of death.’
    • ‘They are similar to the people who have near-death experiences of going down the dark tunnel to the bright light, or who see Jesus beckoning to them.’
    • ‘And what we know about near-death experiences is that there are certain core experiences, but it doesn't mean that everybody will have every single experience.’
    • ‘The mathematical study of vision is also helping to explain near-death experiences.’
    • ‘By plying patients who claim to have had near-death experiences with leading questions and affirmations, Mandrake has made a sort of cottage industry of pop-psychology books and lectures on NDEs.’
    • ‘Yet when we asked people when their near-death experiences occurred, they said it was during unconsciousness.’
    • ‘What often passes off as extrasensory perception, past-life memories and near-death experiences could well be fantasy, delusion or downright fraud.’
    • ‘I am fascinated by near-death experiences, because of the glimpses they give us of what lies beyond death.’
    • ‘She admits that the only thing she ever did sober was rehearse, and she gave up drinking only after a near-death experience in a diabetic coma.’
    • ‘Even a New Yorker knows that there has to be some message from the universe in a near-death experience.’
    • ‘Kerry Packer famously had a near-death experience and claimed there was absolutely nothing there.’
    • ‘For some people, a near-death experience prompts a serious rethink.’