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lethaladjective

uk   us   /ˈliː.θəl/
C2 able to ​cause or ​causingdeath; ​extremelydangerous: Three ​minutes after the ​firestarted, the ​house was ​full of lethal ​fumes. In the ​car the ​policefoundguns, ​knives, and other lethal weapons (= ​weapons that can ​kill). A 59-year-old man was ​executed by lethal injection (= by having a ​poisonoussubstance put into his ​body) this ​morning.informal That ​combination of ​tiredness and ​alcohol is lethal (= has a very ​badeffect).
lethally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of lethal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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lethaladjective

 us   /ˈli·θəl/
able to ​cause or causing ​death; ​extremelydangerous: a lethal ​weapon
(Definition of lethal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “lethal”
in Korean 치명적인…
in Arabic قاتِل…
in Malaysian boleh membawa maut…
in French mortel…
in Russian смертельный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 致命的, 極其危險的…
in Italian letale…
in Turkish öldürücü…
in Polish śmiertelny, śmiercionośny…
in Spanish mortal, letal…
in Vietnamese làm chết người…
in Portuguese letal, fatal…
in Thai ที่ทำให้ตายได้…
in German tödlich…
in Catalan letal…
in Japanese 死を招く…
in Chinese (Simplified) 致命的, 极其危险的…
in Indonesian mematikan…
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