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Definition of "hazardous" []

  • Marked by danger; perilous. (adjective)
  • Depending on chance; risky. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hazardous" in a sentence
  • "The word hazardous has appeared in 326 New York Times articles in the past year, including on Nov. 3 in "The Joys, and Frustrations, of Snow Days in November," by Winnie Hu and Nate Schweber:"
  • "See, I c'n compost 'bout ev'thang organic, an 'I can turn them aluminum cans in, but the rest of th' trash I gotta pay for pickup, an 'on a farm, they's a lot of it what they call hazardous, an' thats extra."
  • "Pulsipher says rescuers were able to find the two other men who were stranded on what he calls a hazardous climb."