mortiferous

[mawr-tif-er-uh s]

adjective

deadly; fatal.

Nearby words

  1. mortgagee,
  2. mortgagee clause,
  3. mortgagor,
  4. mortice,
  5. mortician,
  6. mortification,
  7. mortified,
  8. mortify,
  9. mortifying,
  10. mortimer

Origin of mortiferous

1525–35; < Latin mortiferus death-bearing, equivalent to morti- (stem of mors) death + -ferus -ferous

Related formsmor·tif·er·ous·ness, noun

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