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LampPro Tip 1/3
Extreme DangerPlay
Use 'lethal' for something so dangerous it can kill, like poisons or weapons. SlideRattlesnake venom is lethal if not treated quickly.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Health RisksPlay
'Lethal' is often used to describe serious risks to health, even over time. SlideLong-term exposure to asbestos is lethal.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Not HyperbolePlay
Avoid using 'lethal' in exaggeration, as it loses its strong impact of death. SlideCalling a spicy meal 'lethal' is usually hyperbolic.