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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Causing death. Also: disastrous or very unfortunate.

Usage examples (25)
  • The fatal accident was caused by a drunken driver.
  • A fatal series of events
  • This is what I call a fatal flaw for this candidate.
  • CNN: Owner sentenced in fatal club fire; band absolved for more
Tutoring comment
  • Certain "fetal" (relating to a fetus) problems can unfortunately be "fatal" (deadly; critical) to the mother.
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