lethal

[ lee-thuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF lethal

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He'd destroyed the lethal bacterial cultures they'd been ordered to dump on Weald.

It was almost as if he had emerged from the lethal presence of the fumigator itself.

How long had they been under the influence of the lethal stuff?

In desperation, Taber fired at the lethal fist that held the weapon.

History is full of cruel tragedies caused by the lethal sex.

"I'd like to make something—not lethal—just in case," said Hoddan.

As I said, Mathieson, and your other scientists are of the opinion that the rays are lethal.

It has been my contention that they are of lethal effect, and Gaddon maintained that I was wrong.

No matter how attenuated a lethal gas is it is never entirely harmless.

I hope that Mr Singh has no lethal weapon of that kind in his room.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from Late Latin lethalis, alteration of Latin letalis "deadly, fatal," from letum "death," of uncertain origin. Form altered in Late Latin by association with lethe hydor "water of oblivion" in Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek lethe "forgetfulness."

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