antemortem

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin ante mortem (“before death”). Equivalent to ante- +‎ mortem.

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antemortem (not comparable)

  1. Having been inflicted or having occurred before death.
    Although the antemortem injuries are severe, they are not the cause of death.

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Further reading[edit]

  • antemortem” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.