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life-threatening

adj
(of an illness, situation, etc) that makes it possible that the person affected will die
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Adj.1.life-threatening - 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"; "a life-threatening disease"
critical - being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"

life-threatening

adjective fatal, deathly, deadly, lethal, dangerous, critical, disastrous, toxic, destructive, harmful, hazardous, poisonous, malignant This approach is potentially life-threatening to patients.
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