nonfatal

adjective
non·fa·tal | \ˌnän-ˈfā-tᵊl \

Definition of nonfatal 

: not causing death : not fatal nonfatal infections a nonfatal wound

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The researchers also found that this increase came with a rise in injuries related to zip-lining: About 16,850 nonfatal injuries related to zip-lining were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 1997 through 2012. Samantha Schmidt, ajc, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 10 July 2018 The researchers also found that this increase came with a rise in injuries related to zip-lining: About 16,850 nonfatal injuries related to zip-lining were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 1997 through 2012. Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 10 July 2018 The researchers also found that this increase came with a rise in injuries related to zip-lining: About 16,850 nonfatal injuries related to zip-lining were treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1997 through 2012. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Tourists on honeymoon collide while zip-lining, leaving husband dead and wife injured," 9 July 2018 Other nonfatal accidents add to the troubling trend. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "You can't stream video while driving, more states decide as distracted driving deaths rise," 28 June 2018 There have been 15 nonfatal attacks in Washington in the past century. Christine Willmsen, The Seattle Times, "Two attacked by cougar identified; wildlife officials say predator was ‘emaciated’," 22 May 2018 Women had 55 percent of the nonfatal accidents, but just 28 percent of the fatal ones. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "The Science of Why We Fall on Mountain Trails," 17 May 2018 Two more nonfatal incidents involving helicopters — an Air Force Osprey and a Marine CH-53 Super Stallion — occurred on March 19 and March 23. Tim Stelloh /, NBC News, "A cluster of military aviation crashes killed 14 people in three weeks. What's to blame?," 15 Apr. 2018 The nonfatal shooting happened around 12:10 a.m. Monday. Reema Amin, baltimoresun.com, "Three shot — two fatally — in Baltimore shootings Monday," 9 July 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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nonfatal

adjective
non·fa·tal | \-ˈfāt-ᵊl \

Medical Definition of nonfatal 

: not fatal nonfatal infections

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