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mortal

[ mawr-tl ]
/ ˈmɔr tl /
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adjective
noun
a human being.
the condition of being subject to death.
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Origin of mortal

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English, Middle French mortal, mortel, from Latin mortālis, equivalent to mort- (stem of mors ) “death” + -ālis -al1;see ambrosia; murder; murther

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6. See fatal.

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British Dictionary definitions for mortal

mortal
/ (ˈmɔːtəl) /

adjective
noun
a mortal being
informal a persona mean mortal

Derived forms of mortal

mortally, adverb

Word Origin for mortal

C14: from Latin mortālis, from mors death
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Medical definitions for mortal

mortal
[ môrtl ]

adj.
Liable or subject to death.
Causing death; fatal.
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