nonlethal

adjective
non·le·thal | \ˌnän-ˈlē-thəl \

Definition of nonlethal 

: not lethal : not capable of causing death a nonlethal gas nonlethal weapons a nonlethal dose of venom

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1625, in the meaning defined above

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