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fatally

adverb
     
fa‧tal‧ly
1 in a way that causes death
fatally injured/wounded
Two officers were fatally injured in the explosion.
2 in a way that will make something fail or be unable to continue
fatally flawed/weakened/damaged etc
Bolton's idea was fatally flawed.
He has been fatally undermined by his own finance minister.

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