Life-threatening - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈlɑɪfˌθretəniŋ|  American pronunciation of the word life-threatening
Brit.  |ˈlʌifˌθrɛt(ə)nɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word life-threatening

adjective

- causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm(syn: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe)

a life-threatening disease

Examples

They're only small cuts, nothing life-threatening.

...the concurrency of several life-threatening emergencies made for a busy night at the trauma center...

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