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en·dan·ger

 (ĕn-dān′jər)
tr.v. en·dan·gered, en·dan·ger·ing, en·dan·gers
1. To expose to harm or danger; imperil.
2. To threaten with extinction.

en·dan′ger·ment n.
Synonyms: endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, risk
These verbs mean to subject to danger, loss, or destruction: erratic driving that endangers lives; hazarded his health by smoking; a forest imperiled by acid rain; costs that jeopardized profits; wouldn't risk her financial security.

endangered

(ɪnˈdeɪndʒəd)
adj
(Environmental Science) in danger: used esp of animals in danger of extinction: the giant panda is an endangered species.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.endangered - (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction; "an endangered species"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
Translations
ohrožený
uhanalainen
בסיכון
bedreigd

endangered

adj species, animal, plantvom Aussterben bedroht

endangered

a. pp. de to endanger;
puesto en peligro;
en peligro de extinción.
References in classic literature ?
It is not intended that his life shall be endangered.
Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly, in such wise that the prince is endangered along with them.
In the first instance they always succeed badly, and never compass anything; but when they can rely on themselves and use force, then they are rarely endangered.
My own folly had endangered me, my preservation I owe to the kindness, the integrity of another; but the unfortunate Mrs.
Nor have there been wanting learned exegetists who have opined that the whale mentioned in the book of Jonah merely meant a life-preserver --an inflated bag of wind --which the endangered prophet swam to, and so was saved from a watery doom.
Apprehension seems to exist among the people of the Southern States that by the accession of a Republican administration their property and their peace and personal security are to be endangered.
I now reiterate these sentiments; and, in doing so, I only press upon the public attention the most conclusive evidence of which the case is susceptible, that the property, peace, and security of no section are to be in any wise endangered by the now incoming administration.
How far the unsacrificed residue will be endangered, is the question before us.
Loretto would still have lingered, but his wife implored him to depart, lest his life should be endangered.
These great palm-leaves, for which I have endangered my life seven times, must serve us as wings.
It was happy for the poor man that it was my man Friday; for, having been used to such creatures in his country, he had no fear upon him, but went close up to him and shot him; whereas, any other of us would have fired at a farther distance, and have perhaps either missed the wolf or endangered shooting the man.
He had returned when he did, on the pressing and written entreaty of a French citizen, who represented that his life was endangered by his absence.