Origin of lethalClassical Latin letalis, lethalis from letum, death: see let
A sign warning of things that might be lethal.
A gun shot wound is an example of something that could be described as a lethal wound.
- Causing or capable of causing death: a lethal weapon. See Synonyms at fatal.
- Extremely harmful; devastating: accusations lethal to the candidate's image.
Origin of lethalLate Latin lēthālis alteration ( probably influenced by Lēthē Lethe ) of Latin lētālis from lētum death
From Latin lÄ“tÄlis (“mortal, deadly"), improperly written lethalis, from letum (“death"), improperly written as lethum, as associated with Greek Î»Î®Î¸Î· (lethe, “forgetfulness").
Abbreviation of “lauric acid ethereal salt", so called because it occurs in the ethereal salt of lauric acid.
- The Watcher took a step back at his lethal tone.
- "You get one warning," he said in a tone far more lethal than he'd ever used with her.
- Hydrocyanic acid is a protoplasmic poison, directly lethal to all living tissues, whether in a plant or an animal.
- If his sudden stillness wasn't a warning, his purr turned to a low, lethal growl.
- The unit of antitoxin in Ehrlich's new standard is the amount requisite to antagonize i oo times the minimum lethal dose of a particular toxin to a guinea-pig of 250 grm.