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  • adj. Alternative spelling of non-lethal.

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  • adj. not capable of causing death.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not capable of causing death

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Examples

  • The U.S. has been cautious so far, providing Libyan rebels only with what it calls nonlethal aid, such as packaged meals, uniforms and bulletproof vests.

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  • In a friendly combat, you understand that nonlethal is the way to go, consequences for losing will not be severe, and it may be an opportunity for role-playing and not pure tactical optimization.

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  • It was known as nonlethal targeting, and it went something like this: rather than killing or capturing potential insurgent leaders, we tried to buy them off.

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  • In an attempt to lure viewers who may be turned off by gore, the association's planners have dubbed this competition "nonlethal" -- meaning that hunters will shoot tranquilizer darts from bows, guns and blowguns, and veterinarians will be on site to attend to the deer after they are hit.

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  • … The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.

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  • The soldiers are learning to use so-called nonlethal weapons designed to subdue unruly or dangerous individuals and crowds.

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  • Britain had previously been providing what Mr. Hague described as "nonlethal assistance," in the form of telecommunications equipment and body armor.

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  • The history of what is euphemistically called nonlethal pacification stretches back more than a century.

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  • The appeals court says police should use a Taser only in threatening situations because it inflicts more pain than other so-called nonlethal weapons at an officer's disposal.

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  • The Army has been developing the so called nonlethal equipment for quite some time.

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