sub lethal


almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison.

1890–95; sub- + lethal Unabridged
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sublethal sub·le·thal (sŭb-lē'thəl)
Not sufficient to cause death.

sub·le'thal·ly adv.
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