sublethal

sublethal

[suhb-lee-thuhl]
adjective
almost lethal or fatal: a sublethal dose of poison.

Origin:
1890–95; sub- + lethal

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sublethal sub·le·thal (sŭb-lē'thəl)
adj.
Not sufficient to cause death.


sub·le'thal·ly adv.
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