endangered

[ en-deyn-jerd ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒərd /

adjective

threatened with a danger: endangered lives of trapped coal miners.
Biology, Ecology. generally perceived as threatened with extinction: In 1967, the U.S. government declared the bald eagle endangered, but the national bird’s population recovery since then has been remarkable.
Biology, Ecology. (of a threatened plant or animal species) having a very high risk of extinction, second only to the status of critically endangered, as categorized by the IUCN Red List: There are more than 3,600 endangered plant species throughout the world. Abbreviation: EN

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Origin of endangered

First recorded in 1590–1600; endanger + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM endangered

un·en·dan·gered, adjective

Definition for endangered (2 of 2)

endanger
[ en-deyn-jeyr ]
/ ɛnˈdeɪn dʒeɪr /

verb (used with object)

to expose to danger; imperil: It was foolish to endanger your life in that way.

Origin of endanger

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at en-1, danger

OTHER WORDS FROM endanger

en·dan·ger·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for endangered (1 of 2)

endangered
/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒəd) /

adjective

in danger: used esp of animals in danger of extinctionthe giant panda is an endangered species

British Dictionary definitions for endangered (2 of 2)

endanger
/ (ɪnˈdeɪndʒə) /

verb

(tr) to put in danger or peril; imperil

Derived forms of endanger

endangerment, noun
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