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fa·tal

 (fāt′l)
adj.
1. Causing or capable of causing death.
2. Causing ruin or destruction; disastrous: "Such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory" (Charles Darwin).
3. Of decisive importance; fateful: came through at the fatal moment.
4. Concerning or determining one's fate: the fatal thread of life.
5. Obsolete Having been destined; fated.

[Middle English, fateful, from Old French, from Latin fātālis, from fātum, prophecy, doom; see fate.]
Synonyms: fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal
These adjectives apply to what causes or is likely to cause death. Fatal describes conditions, circumstances, or events that have already caused death or are virtually certain to do so in the future: a fatal accident; a fatal illness.
Deadly means capable of killing or of being used to kill: a deadly poison; a deadly weapon.
Lethal has a similar range, often with a suggestion of deliberate or calculated intent: execution by lethal injection; the lethal technology of modern warfare.
Mortal describes a condition or action that produces death, typically in a context of combat: a mortal wound; delivered a mortal blow.

fatal

(ˈfeɪtəl)
adj
1. resulting in or capable of causing death: a fatal accident.
2. bringing ruin; disastrous
3. decisively important; fateful
4. decreed by fate; destined; inevitable
[C14: from Old French fatal or Latin fātālis, from fātum, see fate]

fa•tal

(ˈfeɪt l)

adj.
1. causing or capable of causing death; mortal; deadly.
2. causing destruction, misfortune, or ruin; calamitous: The closing of the plant was fatal to the town.
3. decisively important; fateful: The fatal hour was near.
4. proceeding from fate; inevitable: a fatal series of events.
5. pertaining to or concerned with fate.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
fa′tal•ness, n.
syn: fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal apply to something that has caused or is capable of causing death or dire misfortune. fatal may refer to the future or the past; in either case, it emphasizes inevitability or inescapable consequences: a fatal illness; fatal errors. deadly refers to the future, and suggests something that causes death by its very nature, or has death as its purpose: a deadly disease; a deadly poison. lethal is usu. used in technical contexts: Carbon monoxide is a lethal gas. mortal usu. refers to death that has actually occurred: He received a mortal blow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fatal - bringing deathfatal - bringing death      
nonfatal - not bringing death; "nonfatal heart attack"
2.fatal - having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"
3.fatal - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequencesfatal - (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
4.fatal - controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
inevitable - incapable of being avoided or prevented; "the inevitable result"

fatal

fatal

adjective
1. So critically decisive as to affect the future:
2. Causing or tending to cause death:
Translations
قاتِل، فَظيعمـُمِيتمُميت، قاتِل
fatálníosudnýsmrtelný
dødeligfatalskæbnesvanger
kohtalokas
koban
banvænnhræîilegur
致命的な
치명적인
fatališkas
liktenīgsnāvīgs
smrtenusoden
dödlig
ซึ่งทำให้ถึงตาย
ölümcültalihsizkötüöldürücü
chết người

fatal

[ˈfeɪtl]
A. ADJ
1. (= causing death) [accident, injury] → mortal
2. (= disastrous) [mistake] → fatal; [consequences] → funesto (to para) it's fatal to mention thates peligrosísimo mencionar eso
3. (= fateful) → fatídico
B. CPD fatal accident enquiry N (Scot) investigación sobre las causas de un accidente mortal

fatal

[ˈfeɪtəl] adj
[mistake, step] → fatal(e)
He made a fatal mistake → Il a fait une erreur fatale.
(leading to death) [accident, stabbing] → mortel(le); [illness, heart attack] → mortel(le)
a fatal accident → un accident mortel

fatal

adj
(= causing death)tödlich (to, for für); he had a fatal accidenter ist tödlich verunglückt; the illness is invariably fataldie Krankheit verläuft immer tödlich; possibly fatal delaysVerzögerungen pl, → die möglicherweise tödliche Folgen haben werden; to prove fatalsich als tödlich erweisen; fatal accident inquiry (Scot) → Untersuchung fzur Unfallursache (bei Unfällen mit Todesfolge)
(fig: = disastrous) mistake, weakness, flaw, consequencesfatal, verhängnisvoll; (Comput) errorschwer; (= fateful) day, decisionverhängnisvoll; to be or prove fatal to or for somebody/somethingdas Ende für jdn/etw bedeuten or sein; it proved fatal to their diplomatic relationses hatte verhängnisvolle Folgen für ihre diplomatischen Beziehungen; in the end such methods will prove fatalsolche Methoden werden sich letztendlich als verhängnisvoll herausstellen; it’s fatal to ask him, he always forgetsfrag ihn bloß nicht, er vergisst es immer; it would be fatal to do thates wäre verhängnisvoll, das zu tun; it was a fatal blow to our hopeses hat unsere Hoffnungen zunichtegemacht; her fatal attraction for himdie unheilvolle Anziehungskraft, die sie auf ihn ausübte

fatal

[ˈfeɪtl] adj (injury, disease, accident) → fatale, mortale; (mistake) → fatale; (consequences, result) → disastroso/a; (influence) → nefasto/a; (fateful, words, decision) → fatidico/a
it was fatal to mention that → è stato un grave errore parlarne

fatal

(ˈfeitl) adjective
1. causing death. a fatal accident.
2. disastrous. She made the fatal mistake of not inviting him to the party.
ˈfatally adverb
fatality (fəˈtӕləti) plural faˈtalities noun
(an accident causing) death. fatalities on the roads.

fatal

مـُمِيت fatální fatal tödlich μοιραίος fatídico kohtalokas fatal koban fatale 致命的な 치명적인 fataal dødelig fatalny fatal роковой dödlig ซึ่งทำให้ถึงตาย ölümcül chết người 致命的

fa·tal

a. fatal.

fatal

adj mortal, fatal
References in classic literature ?
I believe that Gaston Cleric narrowly missed being a great poet, and I have sometimes thought that his bursts of imaginative talk were fatal to his poetic gift.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
It was averred, likewise, that the lattice window, near the Colonel's chair, was open; and that, only a few minutes before the fatal occurrence, the figure of a man had been seen clambering over the garden fence, in the rear of the house.
It might be, too -- doubtless it was so, although she hid the secret from herself, and grew pale whenever it struggled out of her heart, like a serpent from its hole -- it might be that another feeling kept her within the scene and pathway that had been so fatal.
The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
But the interval I spent in deliberating what to say, was a fatal one.
It is well to parenthesize here, that of the fatal accidents in the Sperm-Whale Fishery, this kind is perhaps almost as frequent as any.
She had had a trace of it ever since that fatal morning when the greedy streetcar corporation had turned her out into the rain; but now it was beginning to grow serious, and to wake her up at night.
Safe under the protecting care of her mistress, Eliza had reached maturity without those temptations which make beauty so fatal an inheritance to a slave.
One terrible thing about this thing was the absence of human voices; there were no cheers, no war cries; being intent upon a surprise, these men moved as noiselessly as they could; and always when the front rank was near enough to their goal to make it proper for them to begin to get a shout ready, of course they struck the fatal line and went down without testifying.
But he made his fatal remark the first day he spent in the village, and it "gaged" him.
Nobody knew what the fatal consequences of driving me out of England would be but myself -- and I was not listened to.