Simple Definition of fatality
: a death that results from a disaster, accident, etc.
: a tendency to result in death
Full Definition of fatalityplural
Examples of fatality in a sentence
The car crash caused one fatality and several serious injuries.
<the grim reminder that every holiday weekend inevitably results in a slew of highway fatalities>
Origin and Etymology of fatality
Middle French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitat-, fatalitas, from Latin fatalis
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with fatality
anality, banality, brutality, carnality, causality, centrality, extrality, feudality, finality, formality, frontality, frugality, legality, lethality, locality, mentality, modality, morality, mortality, nasality, natality, neutrality, nodality, orality, plurality, primality, rascality, reality, regality, rurality, sodality, tonality, totality, venality, vitality, vocality
FATALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of fatality for Students
: a death resulting from a disaster or accident
Medical Definition of fatality
1: the quality or state of causing death or destruction : deadliness <the degree of fatality of a disease>
2a: death resulting from a disaster <a car crash causing several fatalities>b: one who suffers such a death <one of the fatalities was a small child>
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