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.
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.