lethality lethality  /li ˈθæ lə ti/


  • (n) the quality of being deadly


  1. That's the conclusion of a study by University of North Carolina researchers who found that skin cancers can vary in lethality depending on where they start.
  2. The lethality or firepower of some of these weapons is also an issue parents need to be more aware of what is happening with their weapons.
  3. Violence is increasing in scope and lethality.


  • Area police departments learn about domestic violence lethality assessment

    A new screening tool introduced to Madison County law enforcement and court officials may help them pinpoint domestic violence victims that are at the greatest risk of serious injury or even death at the hands of their partners. Police officers, court workers and volunteers with Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence program gathered Friday to learn about the Domestic Violence Lethality Assessment.
    on August 6, 2013     Source: Richmond Register


  1. Ms. Rice said Mr. Bush had acted "after a period of time in which we saw increasing activity" among Iranians in Iraq, "and increasing lethality in what they were producing."
    on Jun 12, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: International Reporter

  2. "Looking at what was overwhelming force a decade or two decades ago, today you can have overwhelming force, conceivably, with lesser numbers because the lethality is equal to or greater than before" Rumsfeld told the Times.
    on Oct 30, 2004 By: Donald Rumsfeld Source: OpEdNews

  3. "Biological weapons have the potential lethality, if cleverly used, up in the range of hundreds of thousands of people and the range of millions -- up in the range of nuclear weapons -- but with relative simplicity of construction," Woolsey said.
    on Nov 14, 2007 By: James Woolsey Source: Reuters

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