[ US /ˈɫaɪfˌθɹɛtnɪŋ/ ]
  1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    a severe case of pneumonia
    a serious turn of events
    grievous bodily harm
    a life-threatening disease
    a dangerous operation
    a grave illness
    a grave situation
    a serious wound
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How To Use life-threatening In A Sentence

  • The man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries - a deep wound to his side had punctured a lung.
  • It helped her defuse a life-threatening situation in the Himalayas, when she and her friends were confronted by knife-carrying attackers.
  • The immune system withers under the viral attack, leaving the body extremely vulnerable to other painful and life-threatening diseases.
  • A few hours before the onset of what is supposed to be a "multi-day" and "life-threatening" blizzard, over one hundred Chicagoans gathered to sample Chicago's best seafood chowders at the Columbia Yacht Club. Caroline O'Donovan: At the Chowdah Fest
  • Hypersensitivity reactions have also occurred with lamotrigine therapy; some reactions have been fatal or life-threatening.
  • If it detects a life-threatening arrhythmia, on the other hand, it jolts the heart in an attempt to restore normal rhythm.
  • So much so that one begins to wonder if one is in fact witness to an ancient Flanderian sign language, life-threatening to those who fail to grasp its flailing inflections.
  • Of all the monitors used in the operating room, pulse oximetry has been shown to have the highest yield in the early detection of life-threatening events.
  • a life-threatening disease
  • Although poor visibility can be a nuisance for all of us, there are some activities where it is positively dangerous, and one group of people, where it can be life-threatening, are aircraft pilots.
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