a hypothetical ray that destroys life from a distance.
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Origin of death ray
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby death ray
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Example sentences from the Web for death ray
Teuxical, as I understand it, just gave you a slight shock with his death-ray device.
British Dictionary definitions for death ray
an imaginary ray capable of killing
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