life-threatening

[lahyf-thret-ning, -thret-n-ing]
adjective
endangering life: a life-threatening illness.
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life-threatening

adjective
causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease" [syn: dangerous
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Example sentences for lifethreatening
The effects of propionic acidemia quickly become lifethreatening.
The hard slog included surviving two lifethreatening accidents.
In lifethreatening cases, exchange transfusion is performed.
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