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mortal

adjective
 
 
/ˈmɔːtəl/
not living forever →  Opposite immortal Death and dying
mortal danger/fear/terror, etc extreme danger/fear/terror, etc, because you could dieDangers and threats
mortally adverb mortally wounded
Translations of “mortal”
in Korean 영원히 살지 못하는…
in Arabic فان…
in French mortel…
in Turkish fanî, ölümlü…
in Italian mortale…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指人)終有一死的, 致死的,致命的…
in Russian смертный…
in Polish śmiertelny…
in Spanish mortal…
in Portuguese mortal…
in German sterblich, tödlich…
in Catalan mortal…
in Japanese 死を免れない…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指人)终有一死的, 致死的,致命的…
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