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English definition of “life-threatening”

life-threatening

adjective     /ˈlaɪfˌθret.ən.ɪŋ/
A life-threatening disease is a very serious one that can cause death: life-threatening diseases such as cancerKillingMurder and attempted murderDisease and illness - general words
(Definition of life-threatening adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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