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le·thal

 (lē′thəl)
adj.
1. Causing or capable of causing death: a lethal weapon. See Synonyms at fatal.
2. Extremely harmful; devastating: accusations lethal to the candidate's image.

[Late Latin lēthālis, alteration (probably influenced by Lēthē, Lethe) of Latin lētālis, from lētum, death.]

le·thal′i·ty (lē-thăl′ĭ-tē) n.
le′thal·ly adv.

lethal

(ˈliːθəl)
adj
1. able to cause or causing death
2. of or suggestive of death
[C16: from Latin lēthālis, from lētum death]
lethality n
ˈlethally adv

le•thal

(ˈli θəl)

adj.
1. of or causing death; deadly; fatal: a lethal weapon; a lethal dose.
2. made to cause death: a lethal injection.
3. causing great harm; disastrous: The disclosures were lethal to his candidacy.
[1575–85; < Latin lētālis, lēthalis, derivative of lētum death]
syn: See fatal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lethal - of an instrument of certain deathlethal - of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"
fatal - bringing death

lethal

lethal

adjective
Causing or tending to cause death:
Translations
مُميت، قاتِل
smrtelný
dødelig
banvænn
letāls, nāvējošs
öldürücü

lethal

[ˈliːθəl] ADJ
1. (= deadly) [weapon] → mortífero, letal; [blow] → mortal; [dose, injection, effects] → mortal, letal; [force] → letal
it is lethal to ratstiene un efecto mortal en las ratas
2. (fig) (= very dangerous) [opponent] → muy peligroso; [weather conditions] → nefasto
the roads are lethal in these conditionslas carreteras son nefastas en estas condiciones
this coffee is lethal > (hum) → este café es un veneno (hum)
this schnapps is lethal > (hum) → este aguardiente es mortal (hum)
his driving is lethal > (hum) → es un peligro público al volante (hum)

lethal

[ˈliːθəl] adj [poison, drug] → mortel(le); [injection, dose] → létal(e); [weapon] → fatal/e
a lethal dose of sleeping pills → une dose létale de somnifères
a lethal combination (lit)un mélange mortel (fig)une combinaison fatalelethal injection ninjection f létale
He was executed by lethal injection → Il a été exécuté par injection létale.

lethal

adj
(= fatal)tödlich; a lethal-looking knifeein nach einer tödlichen Waffe aussehendes Messer; to be lethal to rats/fishRatten/Fische töten; to die/be executed by lethal injectiondurch die Todesspritze sterben/hingerichtet werden; a lethal cocktail of drugsein tödlicher Drogencocktail
(fig) (= dangerous) opponentäußerst gefährlich; (inf: = strong) drinktödlich stark (inf); curryhöllisch scharf (inf); lethal striker (Ftbl) → todsicherer Torschütze; this coffee is pretty lethal (inf)dieser Kaffee hats in sich (inf), → in diesem Kaffee steht der Löffel (inf)

lethal

[ˈliːθl] adj lethal (to) (gen) → letale (per); (wound, blow) → mortale (per)

lethal

(ˈliːθəl) adjective
causing death; enough to kill. a lethal dose of poison.

le·thal

a. letal, mortal;
___ dosedosis ___;
___ factorfactor ___;
___ genegen ___;
___ mutationmutación ___.

lethal

adj letal
References in classic literature ?
When the fourteen years which Nature permits Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits, And the vet's unspoken prescription runs To lethal chambers or loaded guns, Then you will find--it's your own affair But .
The oak case that I bought with it cumbers my desk as I write, and, shut, you would think that it had never contained anything more lethal than fruit-knives.
As he went down the wall, lizard fashion, I wished I had a gun or some lethal weapon, that I might destroy him.
There was no lethal weapon at hand, but I seized a shovel which the workmen had been using to fill the cases, and lifting it high, struck, with the edge downward, at the hateful face.
Evil besides (which I must still believe to be the lethal side of man) had left on that body an imprint of deformity and decay.
Dudley Pickering's bullet had done its lethal work.
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If variety is the spice of life, Sure-Loc's Lethal Weapon sights should be included in every bowhunting recipe for success.
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