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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.
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


The quality or condition of causing death:
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Under this award, Teledyne will provide test execution, lethality development and validation, analyses, flight and ground test data collection, live fire test and evaluation, and missile integration and flight testing for missile defence weapon systems.
This capability will inflict maximum lethality to any enemy personnel seeking cover behind defilade.
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