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ˈli θəllethal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deadly, lethal(adj)

    of an instrument of certain death

    "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lethal(noun)

    one of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid. It is so called because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid

    Etymology: [Lauric + ether + alcohol.]

  2. Lethal(adj)

    deadly; mortal; fatal

    Etymology: [Lauric + ether + alcohol.]


  1. Lethal

    Lethal is an American heavy metal band from Erlanger, Kentucky, formed in 1982, by brothers Eric Cook and Glen Cook.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lethal

    lē′thal, adj. death-dealing: deadly: mortal.—n. Lethe (Shak.), death.—adj. Lethif′erous, carrying death. [L. lethalislethum, letum, death.]

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lethal in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lethal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of lethal in a Sentence

  1. Siri Rostoft:

    Cancer is often a lethal disease if left untreated that causes conditions such as bleeding, obstruction of the intestines, and pain, not treating patients may be worse for their quality of life than operating.

  2. Lyndsay Meyer:

    The FDA previously exercised enforcement discretion regarding the importation of sodium thiopental used for lethal injection.

  3. Emily Blunt:

    It's always a good thing to push people's minds that women can be tough and cool and lethal, i do feel things are changing. Women are proving themselves time and time again to have an amazing tap of what works in cinema.

  4. President Obama:

    It is true that if in fact diplomacy fails, what I've asked my team to do is look at all options, the possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that's being examined.

  5. Nina Shea:

    Boko Haram is probably the most lethal Islamic extremist group in the world, they want a pure Islamic State.

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