[lee-thuh l] /ˈli θəl/
of, relating to, or causing death; deadly; fatal:
a lethal weapon; a lethal dose.
made or carried out to cause death:
a lethal chamber; a lethal attack.
causing great harm or destruction:
The disclosures were lethal to his candidacy.
able to cause or causing death
of or suggestive of death
1580s, from Late Latin lethalis, alteration of Latin letalis “deadly, fatal,” from letum “death,” of uncertain origin. Form altered in Late Latin by association with lethe hydor “water of oblivion” in Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek lethe “forgetfulness.”
lethal le·thal (lē’thəl)
[lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/ noun, plural liabilities. 1. liabilities. 2. something disadvantageous: His lack of education is his biggest liability. 3. Also, liableness. the state or quality of being liable: liability to disease. /ˌlaɪəˈbɪlɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the state of being liable 2. a financial obligation 3. a hindrance or disadvantage 4. likelihood […]
[lahy-uh-buh l] /ˈlaɪ ə bəl/ adjective 1. legally responsible: You are liable for the damage caused by your action. 2. subject or susceptible: to be liable to heart disease. 3. likely or apt: He’s liable to get angry. /ˈlaɪəbəl/ adjective (postpositive) 1. legally obliged or responsible; answerable 2. susceptible or exposed; subject 3. probable, likely, […]
[lib-er-uh-liz-uh m, lib-ruh-] /ˈlɪb ər əˌlɪz əm, ˈlɪb rə-/ noun 1. the quality or state of being , as in behavior or attitude. 2. a political or social philosophy advocating the freedom of the individual, parliamentary systems of government, nonviolent modification of political, social, or economic institutions to assure unrestricted development in all spheres of […]
[non lahy-sit] /ˈnɒn ˈlaɪ sɪt/ noun, Law. 1. it is not permitted or lawful. /ˈnɒn ˈlaɪsɪt/ adjective 1. not permitted; unlawful