terminally ill

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A status assigned to a person who has been diagnosed with an illness and is expected to die within a certain time frame, usually six months.

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It takes a special kind of professional to take care of the terminally ill, and watch families lose their loved ones over and over again without any power to change the outcome.
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Because the man was terminally ill with advanced-stage cancer, the life insurance company refused to underwrite a life insurance contract for him.
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There were a lot of terminally ill patients and we all knew that they did not have that long to live and it made us sad.
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