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One entry found for danger.
Main Entry: dan·ger
Pronunciation: primarystressdamacrn-jschwar
Function: noun
1 : the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil
2 : something that may cause injury or harm <the dangers of the jungle>
synonyms DANGER, HAZARD, PERIL, RISK mean a threat of loss, injury, or death. DANGER suggests possible harm that may or may not be avoided <an animal in danger of becoming extinct>. HAZARD suggests danger from something beyond one's control <the hazards of mining coal>. PERIL suggests immediate danger and a cause for fear <during the tornado their lives were in peril>. RISK suggests danger that may result from a chance freely taken <willing to take the risks that come with flying a plane>.

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