Definitions

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  • adj. destructive; fatal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destructive; fatal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destructive to life; fatal; dangerous.

Etymologies

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Latin exitialis, exitious, from exitium ("a going out").

Examples

  • (being dry) in sand, or good earth, till March or earlier, from the time they fell, or were beaten off the tree: Or if before, they be set with husk and all upon them; for the extream bitterness thereof is most exitial and deadly to worms; or it were good to strew some furzes

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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