Origin of lethal
Examples from the Web for nonlethal
But drones can be used for nonlethal means as well, such as this project to protect rhinos from poachers in India.
About half of $1.4 billion in promised U.S. nonlethal aid, like helicopters, has been delivered.2012 Will Be a Decisive Year in Mexico’s Deadly Drug War|Larry Kaplow|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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Word Origin for lethal
Word Origin and History for nonlethal
1580s, from Late Latin lethalis, alteration of Latin letalis "deadly, fatal," from letum "death," of uncertain origin. Form altered in Late Latin by association with lethe hydor "water of oblivion" in Hades in Greek mythology, from Greek lethe "forgetfulness."