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See also: nonlethal
non-lethal (not comparable)
- Not capable of causing death.
- Because animals can become bait shy when they consume a non-lethal dose that merely makes them sick, it is generally recommended that the applicator pre-bait the animals with untreated bait.
- Designed to cause incapacitation without causing death.
- Government officials think a universal malodor, or offensive odor, might prove effective as a non-lethal weapon.
non-lethal (plural non-lethals)