- threatened with a danger: endangered lives of trapped coal miners.
- threatened with extinction: The bald eagle may be endangered.
Origin of endangered
- to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.
Origin of endanger
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threaten, jeopardize, hazard, risk.
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Examples from the Web for endangered
We need to talk in a different way about how Obama has endangered America.The Rhinohawks Come Roaring Back
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Botswana has become a haven of sorts for endangered animals.South Africa’s Great Rhino Airlift
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In a new Republican administration, the EPA might well become an endangered species.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab
July 27, 2014
Which brings us to our second question: Why is the Romantic Comedy becoming such an endangered species?The Romantic Comedy Is Dead
July 7, 2014
This led to even greater suffering on the part of those who were abused and it endangered other minors who were at risk.Sex-Abuse Victims to Pope: Stop Begging for Forgiveness and Just Stop the Abuse
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My health, which had ever been feeble, was endangered by this state of chaos.My Double Life
This led to a revolt which endangered his life, and he had to abandon his scheme.The Sexual Question
Not for my life, or for all the lives on the ship, would I consciously have endangered her.
She had taken it into her head that his health was endangered in some way.The Arrow of Gold
You will advance with all speed to the support of the endangered left.The Long Roll
- in danger: used esp of animals in danger of extinctionthe giant panda is an endangered species
- (tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil
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Word Origin and History for endangered
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