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Meaning of LETHAL

Pronunciation:  'leethul

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons"; "lethal weapon"; "a lethal injection"

LETHAL is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: deadly, fatal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Leth"al\ (l[e^]th"[a^]l), n. [Lauric + ether + alcohol.]
    One of the higher alcohols of the paraffine series obtained
    from spermaceti as a white crystalline solid. It is so called
    because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid.
  2. \Le"thal\ (l[=e]"thal), a. [L. lethalis, letalis, fr.
    lethum, letum, death: cf. F. l['e]thal.]
    Deadly; mortal; fatal. ``The lethal blow.'' --W. Richardson.
    -- {Le"thal*ly}, adv.
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