Definition of fatal in English:

fatal

Syllabification: fa·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈfātl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

fatally

adverb
More example sentences
  • This is as fatally dangerous as saying that nothing can be done about the character of globalization.
  • Without a doubt, if it had hit us we would have been seriously injured, if not fatally injured.
  • I, along with many others rushed outside to discover that two police officers had been fatally shot and wounded.

Origin

late Middle English (in the senses 'destined by fate' and 'ominous'): from Old French, from Latin fatalis, from fatum (see fate).

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