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1. deathblow

noun. the blow that kills (usually mercifully).

Synonyms

  • coup de grace
  • kill
  • killing

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • add
  • begin
  • humorless

Etymology

  • blow (English)
  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • death (English)
  • deeth (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word deathblow


1. Noun, singular or mass
Direct flames deal a deathblow to brandy, and you want to avoid them -- unless you're flambeing.

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