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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lethality - the quality of being deadly
unwholesomeness, morbidness, morbidity - the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you
fatality - the quality of being able to cause death or fatal disasters
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The quality or condition of causing death:
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