Fatal definitions

fāt'l
Causing or capable of causing death.
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Causing ruin or destruction; disastrous.
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51
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Fated; destined; inevitable.
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Of decisive importance; fateful.

Came through at the fatal moment.

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Important in its outcome; fateful; decisive.

The fatal day arrived.

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Concerning or determining one's fate.

The fatal thread of life.

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Resulting in death.
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Having been destined; fated.
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Very destructive; most unfortunate; disastrous.
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1
Concerned with or determining fate.
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The definition of fatal is something that causes death or that leads to failure or disaster.

When you are shot in the head, this is an example of a wound that could be described as fatal.

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Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.
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Deadly, causing actual or metaphorical death; causing the undoing of a claim, assertion, or legal document (“a fatal flaw in the pleading”). See also fatal defect.
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Causing death or destruction.

A fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.

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(computing) Causing a sudden end to the running of a program.

A fatal error; a fatal exception.

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A fatality; an event that leads to death.
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(computing) A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate.
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Origin of fatal

Middle English fateful from Old French from Latin fātālis from fātum prophecy, doom fate