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deathblow

[ deth-bloh ]
/ ˈdɛθˌbloʊ /
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noun

a blow causing death.

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Origin of deathblow

First recorded in 1785–95; death + blow1
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deathblow
/ (ˈdɛθˌbləʊ) /

noun

a thing or event that destroys life or hope, esp suddenly
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