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fatality

noun
     
Related topics: Death
fa‧tal‧i‧ty plural fatalities
1 [countable] a death in an accident or a violent attack:
a 50% increase in the number of traffic fatalities
2 [uncountable] formalMX the fact that a disease is certain to cause death:
The most serious form of skin cancer has a 30 percent fatality rate.
3 [uncountable] formal the feeling that you cannot control what happens to you

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