|Origin:||Latin mortalis, from mors 'death'|
not able to live for ever [≠ immortal]:
Her father's death reminded her that she was mortal.
something very serious, that may cause the end of something:
The computer has dealt a mortal blow to traditional printing methods.
Our health service is in mortal danger.
something that causes death or may cause death [↪ lethal]:
Near the end of the battle, he received a mortal wound.
the screams of men in mortal combat (=fighting until one person kills the other)
an enemy that you hate very much and will always hate:
He glared at Claudia as if she were his mortal enemy.
She lives in mortal fear of her husband's anger.
someone's body, after they have died:
the churchyard where his mortal remains lie (=where his body is buried)
human - used especially when comparing humans with gods, spirits etc:
Both gods and mortal men found her captivating.