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English definition of “non-fatal”

non-fatal

adjective     /ˌnɒnˈfeɪ.təl/ US  /ˌnɑːnˈfeɪ.t̬əl/ formal
A non-fatal illness, injury, or accident does not cause death: The infection is usually non-fatal if the patient gets treatment right away. a non-fatal shooting/stabbing/heart attack → Compare fatal
(Definition of non-fatal adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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