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mortal

  

      adj  
1    (of living beings, esp. human beings) subject to death  
2    of or involving life or the world  
3    ending in or causing death; fatal  
a mortal blow     
4    deadly or unrelenting  
a mortal enemy     
5    of or like the fear of death; dire  
mortal terror     
6    great or very intense  
mortal pain     
7    possible  
there was no mortal reason to go     
8    Slang   long and tedious  
for three mortal hours     
      n  
9    a mortal being  
10    Informal   a person  
a mean mortal     
     (C14: from Latin mortalis, from mors death)  
  mortally      adv  


mortal sin  
      n     (Christianity)   a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace  
   Compare       venial sin  
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mortal sin, moral, mortally, mort

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
abnormal fear of pain.
[Med.];[Psych.]
n.
fear of going to bed
[Psych.]
n.
fear of falling in love
[Psych.]
n.
fear of flying on an airplane
[Psych.]
n.
fear of running out of things to read
[Psych.]
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage

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