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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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This undertaking represented the beginning of a journey to improve the school life for thousands of children who face the risk of anaphylaxis from food and other life-threatening allergies.
schools ought to have in place a planned, practiced, and efficient response plan for life-threatening emergencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended.
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* when the test is for a disease or condition that is curable or manageable if found early enough but life-threatening by the time symptoms arise,
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"(Institutions will be permitted) to provide expenses for a student-athlete and the student-athlete's teammates to be present in situations in which any family member of the student-athlete dies or suffers a life-threatening injury or illness, without restricting such expenses to a 100-mile radius from campus or requiring a preexisting relationship between the teammates and the deceased or injured individual.
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