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mortaladjective

uk   /ˈmɔː.təl/  us   /ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ literary
(of living things, especially people) unable to continue living for ever; having to die: For all men are mortal.
causing death: a mortal injury/illness men engaged in mortal combat (= fighting until one of them dies)figurative New computing technology dealt a mortal blow to the printing companies.
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mortal dread/fear/terror
extreme anxiety about or fear of someone or something: We live in mortal dread of further attacks.
mortal enemy, danger, threat, etc.
a very serious and dangerous enemy, danger, threat, etc.

mortalnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmɔː.təl/  us   /ˈmɔːr.t̬əl/ mainly humorous
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mortaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈmɔr·təl/
(of living things, esp. people) unable to continue living forever; having to die: Humans are mortal and we all eventually die. As the ship began to sink, they realized they were in mortal danger (= they might die).

mortalnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɔr·təl/
a human, or an ordinary person: mere mortals
(Definition of mortal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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