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lethaladjective

uk   /ˈliː.θəl/ us   /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 that 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).
lethally
adverb uk   /ˈliː.θəl.i/ us   /ˈliː.θəl.i/
(Definition of lethal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"lethal" in American English

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lethaladjective

us   /ˈli·θəl/
able to cause or causing death; extremely dangerous: 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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