A gun shot wound is an example of something that could be described as a lethal wound.
A lethal weapon.
Accusations lethal to the candidate's image.
Origin of lethal
- Late Latin lēthālis alteration (probably influenced by Lēthē Lethe) of Latin lētālis from lētum death
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.