Definition of hazardous
Examples of hazardous in a Sentence
It was a hazardous voyage.
These are hazardous chemicals that can cause death if inhaled.
Recent Examples of hazardous from the Web
Hazardous materials teams responded to Muskegon Catholic Central on May 23 and classes were cancelled for the day.
In today's America, the act of waiting in a public space has become hazardous.
The sharp stalks of Phragmites grass could contain hazardous debris and sea life, town officials warned.
On May 4, police fired tear gas to disperse tobacco farmers protesting non-payment and hazardous living conditions at auction floors.
One of the plant's reactors was permanently shut down and hazardous materials were removed off site.
In addition to reducing water, challenge participants in 50 states pledged to reduce the use of 4.7 million single-use plastic water bottles and eliminate 114,000 pounds of hazardous waste from entering watersheds.
Those include developing standard operating procedures for chemical spills, an emergency action plan, a laboratory safety manual and protocols and training on the use of particularly hazardous substances.
The little girl who was dragged into the water by a sea lion in British Columbia now has a hazardous infection.
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Origin and Etymology of hazardous
First Known Use: 1585
Synonym Discussion of hazardous
HAZARDOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hazardous for English Language Learners
: involving risk or danger
HAZARDOUS Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of hazardous
: creating a hazard : involving or exposing one to risk (as of loss or harm) a hazardous occupation a hazardous substance
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