deadliest deadliest  /ˈdɛd li əst/


  1. (adj) causing or capable of causing death
  2. (adj) of an instrument of certain death
  3. (adj) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom
  4. (adj) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death
  5. (adj) exceedingly harmful
  6. (adj) (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect
  7. (adv) as if dead
  8. (adv) (used as intensives) extremely

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  1. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, al-Qaeda's deadliest agent, is still at largeand more threatening than ever.
  2. Earthquake experts now say that the quake in Western Japan is the deadliest to hit that country in 70 years.
  3. The latest raids began days after a six-month cease-fire lapsed, resulting in some of the deadliest violence in the troubled territory in decades.


  1. Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain Region

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments. The insidious disorders are characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image and often occur during adolescence and young adulthood. A new study from the University of California – San Diego suggests that the altered function of [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Chicago violence abates after 2012 homicide spike

    Chicago homicides are down this year after the headline-grabbing spike of 2012, which surpassed 500 gun deaths and was the deadliest crime wave in four years.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

  3. 'Deadliest Catch': Edgar Hansen on brother Sig and family holidays

    Zap2it: Along with crab fishing, "Deadliest Catch" is about relationships, mostly father-son and brother-brother. That includes you and your older brother, Capt. Sig Hansen, of the F/V Northwestern. What's that dynamic?Edgar Hansen: He's the older brother, and he'll always be the older brother. So it goes back to our family. There was no hugging, no "I love yous" and "goodbyes," all that c ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Zap2It


  1. "It is unacceptable for Iranian President Ahmadinejad, who refuses to renounce and end his own country's support of terrorism, to visit the site of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in our nation's history," Democratic US Sen....
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters South Africa

  2. "Iran provides some of the deadliest explosive devices used in Iraq to kill our soldiers. They are the chief sponsor of Shia extremists in Iraq, and terrorist organizations in the Middle East," McCain said. "They might not be a superpower,...
    on May 19, 2008 By: John McCain Source: CBS News

  3. "In a short quarter of a century AIDS has drastically changed our world," UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said at a staff meeting Monday in Geneva. "AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria make up the deadliest triad the world has known."
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Kofi Annan Source: Forbes

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