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sublethal

[suhb-lee-thuh l] /sʌbˈli θəl/
adjective
1.
almost lethal or fatal:
a sublethal dose of poison.
Origin of sublethal
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; sub- + lethal
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sublethal in Medicine

sublethal sub·le·thal (sŭb-lē'thəl)
adj.
Not sufficient to cause death.


sub·le'thal·ly adv.
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