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English definition of “hazard”

hazard

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈhæzəd/
something that is dangerous and likely to cause a problem or damage: an environmental/health/fire hazard When it comes to investments, research shows that women are more likely to weigh up potential hazards than their male counterparts. → See also moral hazard, occupational hazard
(Definition of hazard from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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