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
Police said Friday two protesters were killed and 25 police injured but would not comment on the number of fatalities when asked to clarify the death toll Saturday.
Although all parts of the sago are toxic, the seeds are highly toxic to dogs, and there have been numerous fatalities over the years in our area.
Of the fatalities, seven occurred during the week and four were on the weekend.
One passenger was killed and more than 80 others were sickened during the 2015 malfunction, which was the first fatality on the Metro system since a 2009 crash that killed nine people.
There are occasional fatalities, with the most common cause attributed to drowning, local experts said.
This final Ebola episode was suppressed in 21 days, with just 10 fatalities.
There were no fatalities because the IRA phoned in a warning and 75,000 people were evacuated.
So sad to hear about the fatalities at the @ArianaGrande concert last night.
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Origin and Etymology of fatality
Middle French fatalité, from Late Latin fatalitat-, fatalitas, from Latin fatalis
First Known Use: 15th century
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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