- mortality (n.)
- mid-14c., "condition of being mortal," from Old French mortalite "massacre, slaughter; fatal illness; poverty; destruction" (12c.), from Latin mortalitem (nominative mortalitas) "state of being mortal; subjection to death," from mortalis (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "widespread death" is from c. 1400; meaning "number of deaths from some cause or in a given period" is from 1640s.
- 1. Premature birth is the main cause of perinatal mortality.
- 2. The study also demonstrated a direct link between obesity and mortality.
- 3. The United States ranks 20th in its infant mortality rate.
- 4. She has suddenly come face to face with her own mortality.
- 5. After her mother's death, she became acutely aware of her own mortality.
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