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noun fatality pronunciation in American English /fəˈtæləti/
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  1. 1
    [countable] formal a death caused by an accident, war, violence, or disease
    As well as the 13 fatalities, 17 people were injured.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the ability of a disease or accident to kill people
    The most serious form of skin cancer has a 30% fatality rate.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the feeling that you have no control over events
    He began to have a growing sense of fatality.


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