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Less than lethal: sublethal dosages.

sub·le′thal·ly adv.
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not strong enough to kill
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(sʌbˈli θəl)

almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison.
sub•le′thal•ly, adv.
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adj subletal
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