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mortal

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈmɔr·təl/
(of living things, esp. people) unable to continue living forever; having to die: Humans are mortal and we all eventually die. As the ship began to sink, they realized they were in mortal danger (= they might die).

mortal

noun [C]  us   /ˈmɔr·təl/
a human, or an ordinary person: mere mortals
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