Meaning of “double-edged” in the English Dictionary

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"double-edged" in British English

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double-edgedadjective

uk /ˌdʌb.əlˈedʒd/ us /ˌdʌb.əlˈedʒd/

(Definition of “double-edged” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double-edged" in American English

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double-edgedadjective [ not gradable ]

/ˈdʌb·əlˈedʒd/

having two possible and different meanings or effects:

Climate changes are potentially double-edged in their consequences.
Wealth and fame can be a double-edged sword (= a situation with both positive and negative effects).

(Definition of “double-edged” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)