a life-threatening situation, illness, or injury could cause a person to die

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  • life-threatening — life ,threatening adjective likely to cause someone to die: a life threatening disease …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • life-threatening — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ potentially fatal …   English terms dictionary

  • life-threatening — ADJ: oft adv ADJ If someone has a life threatening illness or is in a life threatening situation, there is a strong possibility that the illness or the situation will kill them. Anything but a rigorous approach is potentially life threatening to… …   English dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • life-threatening — adjective Used to describe something that endangers the continued life of the subject. The life threatening illness caused him to be rushed to the hospital, where doctors worked around the clock to save his life …   Wiktionary

  • life-threatening — /luyf thret ning, thret n ing/, adj. endangering life: a life threatening illness. * * * …   Universalium

  • life-threatening — /ˈlaɪf θrɛtənɪŋ/ (say luyf thretuhning) adjective constituting a threat to one s life: a life threatening disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • life-threatening — adj. Life threatening is used with these nouns: ↑allergy, ↑complication, ↑condition, ↑disease, ↑emergency, ↑illness, ↑situation …   Collocations dictionary

  • life-threatening — UK / US adjective likely to cause someone to die a life threatening disease …   English dictionary

  • ˈlife-ˌthreatening — adj a life threatening disease or situation is one that could kill you …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English