lethiferous

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Latin lethifer, letifer, from lethum, letum (death) + ferre (to bear, to bring). Compare French léthifère.

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lethiferous (comparative more lethiferous, superlative most lethiferous)

  1. (obsolete) Deadly, lethal.
    • 1658, John Robinson, Eudoxa, p. 151 - Those that are really lethiferous are but excrescencies of sin

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