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Definition of death ray in English:

noun

(In science fiction) a beam or ray capable of killing.
Example sentences
  • Then Superman, Spiderman and the Incredible Hulk battled Dr Octopus, having only two hours to shut off his death ray before it destroyed the world.
  • Where, pray tell me, are our superheroes going to get changed next time Lex Luthor unleashes his brain-melting death ray.
  • You'll just zap me with your death ray when we're halfway across the river and I'm all defenseless.

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