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adjective deadly pronunciation in American English /ˈdedli/
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  1. 1
    able or likely to kill people
    This is a potentially deadly disease.
    a deadly weapon: The police charged him with possession of a deadly weapon.
    deadly to: Too many water changes can prove deadly to these delicate fish.
  2. 2
    [only before noun] complete
    A deadly silence followed her announcement.
  3. 3
    informal very boring
    the same old deadly routine
  4. 4
    always able to achieve the intended result, effect, or purpose
    Miller is a deadly shooter from the three-point line.



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