Definition of lethal
- death by lethal injection
- lethal chemicals
- a lethal attack on his reputation
- a lethal fastball
- a lethal rum punch
a potentially lethal dose of a drug
He was sentenced to death by lethal injection.
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First Known Use: circa 1604See Words from the same year
: causing or able to cause death
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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