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English definition of “non-fatal”

non-fatal

adjective uk   /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
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