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Threatened Definition

Adjective: threatened  thre-t(u)nd

  1. (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered
    "the spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"
Verb: threaten  thre-t(u)n
  1. Pose a threat to; present a danger to
    "The pollution is threatening the crops";
    - endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise [Brit], menace, imperil, peril
     
  2. To utter intentions of injury or punishment against
    "He threatened me when I tried to call the police"
     
  3. To be a menacing indication of something
    "The clouds threaten rain"; "Danger threatens"
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