AskDefine | Define lethal

Dictionary Definition

lethal adj : of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection" [syn: deadly]

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Pronunciation

liːθəl

Etymology 1

Adjective

  1. deadly; mortal; fatal
Translations
deadly

Etymology 2

Abbreviation of “lauric acid ethereal salt”, so called because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid.

Noun

  1. One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid.
Translations
alcohol

Extensive Definition

Lethal is something that is capable of causing death to a living being. For example, a Lethal injection.
It may also refer to:
lethal in French: Létal

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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