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imperil

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verb im·per·il \im-ˈper-əl, -ˈpe-rəl\

Simple Definition of imperil

  • : to put (something or someone) in a dangerous situation

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of imperil

imperiled or imperilledimperiling or imperilling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to bring into peril :  endanger

imperilment play \-mənt\ noun

Examples of imperil in a sentence

  1. The toxic fumes imperiled the lives of the trapped miners.

  2. The financial health of the company was imperiled by a string of bad investments.

  3. a list of imperiled species



15th Century

First Known Use of imperil

15th century


IMPERIL Defined for Kids

imperil

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verb im·per·il \im-ˈper-əl\

Definition of imperil for Students

imperiled or imperilledimperiling or imperilling

  1. :  to place in great danger <They rescued their imperiled comrades.>





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