lethal

  • 1 Lethal — Datos generales Origen Buenos Aires,  Argentina Estado …

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  • 2 Lethal — is something that is capable of causing death to a living being. For example, a Lethal injection.It may also refer to:*A Lethal gene, a gene which produces an organism which dies before reproducing *Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer… …

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  • 3 Lethal — Le thal (l[=e] thal), a. [L. lethalis, letalis, fr. lethum, letum, death: cf. F. l[ e]thal.] Deadly; mortal; fatal. The lethal blow. W. Richardson. {Le thal*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 lethal — I adjective annihilative, baleful, baneful, dangerous, deadly, death bringing, death dealing, deathly, destructive, evil, exitialis, fatal, fell, feral, funestus, harmful, hurtful, injurious, internecine, internecive, killing, lethiferous,… …

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  • 5 Lethal — Leth al (l[e^]th [a^]l), n. [Lauric + ether + alcohol.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 lethal — (adj.) 1580s, from L.L. lethalis, alteration of L. letalis deadly, fatal, from letum death, of uncertain origin. Form altered in L.L. by association with lethe hydor water of oblivion in Hades in Greek mythology, from Gk. lethe forgetfulness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 lethal — *deadly, fatal, mortal Analogous words: destroying or destructive (see corresponding verb at DESTROY): killing, slaying (see KILL): *pernicious, baneful, noxious: *poisonous, virulent, venomous, toxic Contrasted words: salutary, wholesome,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 lethal — [adj] deadly baleful, dangerous, deathly, destructive, devastating, fatal, harmful, hurtful, malignant, mortal, mortiferous, mortuary, murderous, necrotic, noxious, pernicious, pestilent, pestilential, poisonous, virulent; concept 537 Ant.… …

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  • 9 lethal — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sufficient to cause death. 2) very harmful or destructive. DERIVATIVES lethality noun lethally adverb. ORIGIN Latin lethalis, from letum death …

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  • 10 lethal — [lē′thəl] adj. [L letalis, lethalis < letum, death: see LET1] causing or capable of causing death; fatal or deadly SYN. FATAL lethality [lē′thal′i tē] n. lethally adv …

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  • 11 lethal — 01. The victim died from a [lethal] blow to the head. 02. Marilyn Monroe died after taking a [lethal] dose of sleeping pills. 03. He is a karate expert, and his hands are [lethal] weapons. 04. The police were obliged to use [lethal] force to stop …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 lethal — le|thal [ˈli:θəl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: lethalis, from lethum death , from letum (influenced by Greek lethe; LETHARGIC)] 1.) causing death, or able to cause death →↑fatal ▪ a lethal dose of heroin ▪ a lethal weapon ▪ death by …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 lethal — I. adjective Etymology: Latin letalis, lethalis, from letum death Date: circa 1604 1. a. of, relating to, or causing death < death by lethal injection > b. capable of causing death < lethal chemicals > 2. gravely damaging or destructive …

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  • 14 lethal — [[t]li͟ːθ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A substance that is lethal can kill people or animals. ...a lethal dose of sleeping pills. ...chemicals lethal to fish and aquatic mammals. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as lethal, you mean that it is… …

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  • 15 lethal — lethality, lethalness, n. lethally, adv. /lee theuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or causing death; deadly; fatal: a lethal weapon; a lethal dose. 2. made to cause death: a lethal chamber; a lethal attack. 3. causing great harm or destruction:… …

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  • 16 lethal — Pertaining to or causing death; denoting especially the causal agent. [L. letalis, fr. letum, death] clinical l. a disorder that culminates in premature death. genetic l. a disorder that prevents effective reproduction by those affected; e.g …

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  • 17 lethal — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ADVERB ▪ absolutely, highly (esp. AmE) ▪ All these drugs are highly lethal. ▪ potentia …

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  • 18 lethal — le|thal [ liθl ] adjective very dangerous and able to kill you: lethal doses of radiation a. very successful or effective: They were a lethal partnership, scoring 43 goals between them. His lethal backhand gave him a distinct advantage over his… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 lethal — adjective 1 causing death, or having the power to cause death: a lethal dose of a drug 2 often humorous likely to be dangerous or dangerously effective: That cocktail looks pretty lethal. 3 a lethal combination a very bad or dangerous combination …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 lethal — UK [ˈliːθl] / US [ˈlɪθl] adjective a) very dangerous and able to kill you lethal doses of radiation b) very successful or effective They were a lethal partnership, scoring 43 goals between them. His lethal backhand gave him a distinct advantage… …

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