Endangered - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈdeɪndʒərd|  American pronunciation of the word endangered
Brit.  |ɪnˈdeɪndʒəd|  British pronunciation of the word endangered
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto endanger
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto endanger

adjective

- (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction

an endangered species

Examples

...a daring attempt to rescue the endangered passengers from the burning boat...

...the wildlife refuge raises endangered species in captivity and then releases them into the wild...

The severe drought has endangered crops throughout the area.

the last stronghold of the endangered deer

The lizards are classed as an endangered species (=one that soon may no longer exist).

Most people accept the proposition that we have a duty to protect endangered animals.

pandas and other endangered species (=ones that may soon no longer exist)

Many endangered species now face extinction.

The endangered turtles were translocated to a safe environment

the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one

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