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Dictionary definition for: Deadly

1. (s) causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident" "a deadly enemy" "mortal combat" "a mortal illness"

2. (r) as if dead

3. (s) of an instrument of certain death; "deadly poisons" "lethal weapon" "a lethal injection"

4. (r) as if produced by death; "deadly pale" "a deadly paralytic stroke"

5. (s) extremely poisonous or injurious; producing venom; "venomous snakes" "a virulent insect bite"

6. (r) (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love" "deadly dull" "deadly earnest" "deucedly clever" "insanely jealous"

7. (s) involving loss of divine grace or spiritual death; "the seven deadly sins"

8. (s) exceedingly harmful

9. (s) (of a disease) having a rapid course and violent effect

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