Definition of fatality
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
Recent Examples of fatality from the Web
Last year, the child fatality panel listed 17 infant deaths linked to unsafe sleep, according to its annual report in 2016 for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.
Two fatalities were recorded, as well as more than 40 people injured.
With collisions that result in a fatality or injury, the city ranked 35, and for ones where alcohol is involved, Glendale came in at 51.
Louisville Metro Police are investigating a double shooting with two confirmed fatalities in the 2400 block of W. Jefferson Street.
Men especially need to watch out during storms, more than 80 percent of lightning fatalities are men.
A US Navy ship and a merchant vessel collided off the coast of Japan with multiple fatalities.
The UN deployed more than 13,000 military personnel and says its mission in Mali has the highest fatality rate of all UN operations worldwide.
Kansas City Interim Police Chief David Zimmerman Additional police resources are expected to be deployed in areas where there has been an increase in drive-by shootings, traffic fatalities and crimes.
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Origin and Etymology of fatality
Middle French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitat-, fatalitas, from Latin fatalis
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
FATALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fatality for English Language Learners
: a death that results from a disaster, accident, etc.
: a tendency to result in death
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 fatalitiesb: one who suffers such a death one of the fatalities was a small child
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