nonlethal nonlethal  /nɑn ˈli θəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not capable of causing death

Usage(s):

  1. The Pentagon's effort to create nonlethal weapons that hurt but don't kill has set off its own fire storm.
  2. He had taken two nonlethal bullets in his lower extremities, only to perish of smoke inhalation.
  3. Beyond the Rubber Bullet The Pentagon's effort to create nonlethal weapons that hurt but don't kill has set off its own fire storm.

News

  • Editorial: With Syria, it's crunch time for Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama’s preferred strategy on the Syrian civil war was to temporize, providing modest amounts of nonlethal military aid to the rebels, refugee assistance to Turkey and encouragement to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the rebels’ main arms suppliers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

Quotes

  1. "Our concern is a lot of people are dying after they're shocked and Tasers are being marketed as a nonlethal devise," Amnesty International's Curt Goering told Reuters.
    on Jun 11, 2008 By: Herman Goering Source: Reuters

  2. "The best and most sincere efforts to dissuade these creatures with nonlethal measures just have not worked," said US Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash., who has led a bipartisan effort with US Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., to find a solution.
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Brian Baird Source: kgw.com (registration)

  3. "Our experience in Somalia with nonlethal weapons offered ample testimony to the tremendous flexibility they offer to warriors on the field of battle," Zinni explained later.
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: Anthony Zinni Source: Christian Science Monitor

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