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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered.

Usage examples (38)
  • The spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one
  • Verb (used with object) : He threatened the boy with a beating. ,Sickness threatened her peace of mind. ,They threatened swift...
  • threatened abortion The term threatened abortion is used  when a pregnancy is complicated by vaginal bleeding before the 20th week.
  • China to co-operate with her in readjusting what she described as the threatened balance. for more
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