But the volatility of the Syria situation and the lethality of the weapons involved justify such an initiative.
Harold Evans on the technology that can reduce the lethality of speeding getaway cars—if not end them altogether.
True, the study strongly demonstrates the lethality of obesity.
Yet as with the Gaza rockets, the lethality of suicide bombings is inherently limited.
O.J. Simpson would have scored off the charts for lethality measures.
But the Boston bombings are still somewhat unusual for their lethality and success in America.
There is a lot that could be done to reduce the frequency and lethality of such crimes.
People are fascinated by drones; the precision of their lethality makes them seem more sinister than conventional weapons.
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."
lethal le·thal (lē'thəl)
Capable of causing death.
Of, relating to, or causing death.