fatality

[ fey-tal-i-tee, fuh- ]
/ feɪˈtæl ɪ ti, fə- /

noun, plural fa·tal·i·ties.

Origin of fatality

From the Late Latin word fātālitās, dating back to 1480–90. See fatal, -ity

Related forms

non·fa·tal·i·ty, noun, plural non·fa·tal·i·ties.
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British Dictionary definitions for fatality

fatality

/ (fəˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

an accident or disaster resulting in death
a person killed in an accident or disaster
the power of causing death or disaster; deadliness
the quality or condition of being fated
something caused or dictated by fate

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Medicine definitions for fatality

fatality

[ fā-tălĭ-tē, fə- ]

n.

A death resulting from an accident or disaster.
One that is killed as a result of such an occurrence.

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