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lethal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lethal  \Leth"al\  (l[e^]th"[a^]l),  n.  [Lauric  +  ether  +  alcohol.] 
  (Chem.) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lethal  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lethal 
  adj  :  of  an  instrument  of  certain  death;  "deadly  poisons";  "lethal 
  weapon";  "a  lethal  injection"  [syn:  {deadly}] 




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