killing
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of one that kills 2. kill 2a 3. a sudden notable gain or profit <
made a killing in the stock market
>
II. adjective Date: 15th century 1. that kills or relates to killing 2. highly amusing 3. extremely difficult to deal with <
the suspense is killing
>
; also calling for great strength, stamina, or endurance <
a killing schedule
>
killingly adverb

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