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noun mortality pronunciation in British English /mɔː(r)ˈtæləti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the number of deaths within a particular area, group etc
    a decline in infant mortality
    mortality rate: The mortality rate has recently increased.
    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] formal death
      the most common causes of mortality in later life
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the fact that your life will end
    These deaths are reminders of our own mortality.


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