hazardous

[ haz-er-duhs ]
/ ˈhæz ər dəs /

adjective

full of risk; perilous; risky: a hazardous journey.
dependent on chance.

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Origin of hazardous

First recorded in 1570–80; hazard + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for hazardous

hazardous
/ (ˈhæzədəs) /

adjective

involving great risk
depending on chance

Derived forms of hazardous

hazardously, adverbhazardousness, noun
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