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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fa·tal /ˈfetḷ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 fa·tal /ˈfetḷ/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology

 致命 嚴重

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fa·tal, a.
 1. Proceeding from, or appointed by, fate or destiny; necessary; inevitable. [R.]
    These thing are fatal and necessary.   --Tillotson.
    It was fatal to the king to fight for his money.   --Bacon.
 2. Foreboding death or great disaster. [R.]
 That fatal screech owl to our house
 That nothing sung but death to us and ours.   --Shak.
 3. Causing death or destruction; deadly; mortal; destructive; calamitous; as, a fatal wound; a fatal disease; a fatal day; a fatal error.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: bringing death [ant: nonfatal]
      2: having momentous consequences; of decisive importance; "that
         fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on
         North Korea"- Saturday Rev; "the fatal day of the election
         finally arrived" [syn: fateful]
      3: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire
         consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on
         Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a
         disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines,
         if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles
         Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to
         win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error" [syn: black,
          calamitous, disastrous, fateful]
      4: controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal
         series of events" [syn: fateful]