Associations to the word «Fatal»

Wiktionary

FATAL, adjective. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny.
FATAL, adjective. Foreboding death or great disaster.
FATAL, adjective. Causing death or destruction.
FATAL, adjective. (computing) Causing a sudden end to the running of a program.
FATAL, noun. A fatality; an event that leads to death.
FATAL, noun. (computing) A fatal error; a failure that causes a program to terminate.
FATAL FAMILIAL INSOMNIA, noun. A very rare autosomal-dominant inherited prion disease of the brain, in which progressively worsening insomnia leads to hallucinations and delirium.

Dictionary definition

FATAL, adjective. Bringing death.
FATAL, adjective. Having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election finally arrived".
FATAL, adjective. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error".
FATAL, adjective. Controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events".

Wise words

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