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natural causes

This page is about the collocation natural causes

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

If you die of natural causes, your life ends naturally and not because of an accident, murder or suicide.

For example

  • My ninety-year-old uncle died in his sleep of natural causes.

  • Martin Luther King didn't die of natural causes. He was shot dead at the age of thirty-nine.

Quick Quiz

Which death is by natural causes?

a. being killed in a natural disaster

b. having a fatal heart attack

c. dying from a snake bite

Contributor: Matt Errey