en·​dan·​gered | \ in-ˈdān-jərd How to pronounce endangered (audio) , en- \

Definition of endangered

: being or relating to an endangered species an endangered bird put on the endangered list

Examples of endangered in a Sentence

a daring attempt to rescue the endangered passengers from the burning boat
Recent Examples on the Web Scientists are hopeful that the endangered red wolf population, absent from the wild for decades, could be revived now that a significant portion of its DNA has been found in wild coyote populations. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 29 June 2022 The endangered silvery minnow is designed to occupy the warm water in low-flow channels and to reproduce when there is a pulse of water in the spring. Jim Robbins, Wired, 25 June 2022 Kemp's ridley turtles are the world's smallest, most endangered sea turtle, according to the release. Ariana Garcia, Chron, 22 June 2022 However, poachers have also used snare traps to kill endangered wildlife for economic purposes. Yayan Zamzami, ajc, 25 Apr. 2022 At the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, which Good Markides joined early in her career, her work involved exploring the cultural significance of representations of endangered wildlife in art. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022 But times have changed, Baribault says, and a petting zoo isn’t the best reflection of the organization’s commitment to saving endangered wildlife. San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Oct. 2021 The area is characterized by lush subtropical inland forests, coastal mangroves, white sand beaches, and endangered and rare wildlife in need of protection. Johanna Read, Forbes, 29 June 2021 In the intervening breeding season, with the vampire mice still running rampant, not one MacGillivray’s prion chick — an endangered bird that breeds almost exclusively on Gough — survived. Emily Anthes, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of endangered

1964, in the meaning defined above

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“Endangered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endangered. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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en·​dan·​gered | \ in-ˈdān-jərd \

Kids Definition of endangered

: close to becoming extinct an endangered species

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