[feyt-l-ee] /ˈfeɪt l i/

in a manner leading to death or disaster:
He was injured fatally in the accident.
by a decree of fate or destiny; by inevitable predetermination.
resulting in death or disaster: fatally wounded in battle
as decreed by fate; inevitably

1570s, “predestined,” from fatal + -ly (2). Meaning “in a deadly manner” is from 1590s.


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