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mortality

US [mɔrˈtæləti]
UK [mɔː(r)ˈtæləti]
  • n.死亡率;生命的有限;死亡数量
  • Web病死率;致命性;必死性
Plural Form:mortalities  
mortality
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n.
1.
[u]
生命的有限the state of being human and not living for ever
After her mother's death, she became acutely aware of her own mortality.
她母亲去世后,她开始强烈意识到自己的生命是有限的。
2.
[u]
死亡数量;死亡率the number of deaths in a particular situation or period of time
the infant mortality rate(= the number of babies that die at or just after birth)
婴儿死亡率
Mortality from lung cancer is still increasing.
死于肺癌的人数仍在上升。
3.
[c]
死亡a death
hospital mortalities(= deaths in hospital)
医院里的死亡数字

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