Definition of Fatal

1. Adjective. Bringing death.

Similar to: Deadly, Deathly, Mortal, Deadly, Lethal, Terminal
Derivative terms: Fatality
Antonyms: Nonfatal

2. Adjective. Having momentous consequences; of decisive importance. "The fatal day of the election finally arrived"
Exact synonyms: Fateful
Similar to: Decisive

3. Adjective. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin. "A fateful error"
Exact synonyms: Black, Calamitous, Disastrous, Fateful
Similar to: Unfortunate
Derivative terms: Calamity, Disaster

4. Adjective. Controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined. "A fatal series of events"
Exact synonyms: Fateful
Similar to: Inevitable

Definition of Fatal

1. a. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable.

Definition of Fatal

1. Adjective. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny. ¹

2. Adjective. Foreboding death or great disaster. ¹

3. Adjective. Causing death or destruction ¹

4. Adjective. (computing) Causing a sudden end to a program. ¹

5. Noun. A fatality; an event that leads to death. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate. ¹

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Definition of Fatal

1. causing or capable of causing death [adj]

Medical Definition of Fatal

1. Causing death, deadly, mortal, lethal. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fatal

fat necrosis tumour
fat of the land
fat pants
fat person
fat quarter
fat quarters
fat soluble
fat solvents
fat substitutes
fat tail
fat tails
fat tax
fat taxes
fat tide
fata morgana
fatal (current term)
fatal accident
fatal outcome
fatality rate

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