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deathblow

[deth-bloh] /ˈdɛθˌbloʊ/
noun
1.
a blow causing death.
Origin of deathblow
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; death + blow1
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deathblow

/ˈdɛθˌbləʊ/
noun
1.
a thing or event that destroys life or hope, esp suddenly
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