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[adj] causing or capable of causing death; "a fatal accident"; "a deadly enemy"; "mortal combat"; "a mortal illness"
[adj] subject to death; "mortal beings"



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\Mor"tal\, a. [F. mortel, L. mortalis, from mors, mortis, death, fr. moriri 8die; akin to E. murder. See {Murder}, and cf. {Filemot}, {Mere} a lake, {Mortgage}.]
1. Subject to death; destined to die; as, man is mortal.
2. Destructive to life; causing or occasioning death; terminating life; exposing to or deserving death; deadly; as, a mortal wound; a mortal sin.
3. Fatally vulnerable; vital. Last of all, against himself he turns his sword, but missing the mortal place, with his poniard finishes the work. --Milton.
4. Of or pertaining to the time of death. Safe in the hand of one disposing Power, Or in the natal or the mortal hour. --Pope.
5. Affecting as if with power to kill; deathly. The nymph grew pale, and in a mortal fright. --Dryden.
6. Human; belonging to man, who is mortal; as, mortal wit or knowledge; mortal power. The voice of God To mortal ear is dreadful. --Milton.
7. Very painful or tedious; wearisome; as, a sermon lasting two mortal hours. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott. {Mortal foe}, {Mortal enemy}, an inveterate, desperate, or implacable enemy; a foe bent on one's destruction.
\Mor"tal\, n. A being subject to death; a human being; man. ``Warn poor mortals left behind.'' --Tickell.

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