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"life-threatening" in British English

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life-threateningadjective

uk   us   /ˈlaɪfˌθret.ən.ɪŋ/
A life-threatening ​disease is a very ​serious one that can ​causedeath: life-threatening ​diseases such as ​cancer
(Definition of life-threatening from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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life-threateningadjective

 us   /ˈlɑɪfˌθret·ən·iŋ/
able to ​causedeath: a life-threatening ​experience/​illness
(Definition of life-threatening from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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