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lethal

adjective     /ˈliː.θəl/
C2 able to cause or causing death; extremely dangerous: Three minutes after the fire started, the house was full of lethal fumes. In the car the police found guns, knives, and other lethal weapons (= weapons which can kill). A 59-year-old man was executed by lethal injection (= by having a poisonous substance put into his body) this morning.informal That combination of tiredness and alcohol is lethal (= has a very bad effect).KillingMurder and attempted murderDangers and threats lethally     /-i/ adverb KillingMurder and attempted murderDangers and threats
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