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peril

[ per-uhl ]
/ 藞p蓻r 蓹l /
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noun
exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger: They faced the peril of falling rocks.
something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.
verb (used with object), per路iled, per路il路ing or (especially British) per路illed, per路il路ling.
to expose to danger; imperil; risk.
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Origin of peril

1175鈥1225; Middle English <Old French <Latin per墨culum trial, test, danger, equivalent to per墨-, verb base meaning 鈥渢ry鈥 (found in the compound exper墨r墨;see experience) + -culum-cle2

synonym study for peril

1. See danger.

OTHER WORDS FROM peril

per路il路less, adjectivemul路ti路per路il, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for peril

peril
/ (藞p蓻r瑟l) /

noun
exposure to risk or harm; danger or jeopardy

Word Origin for peril

C13: via Old French from Latin per墨culum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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