: likely to result in failure, harm, or injury : having a lot of risk
a high-risk activity
high-risk investments
: more likely than others to get a particular disease, condition, or injury
high-risk patients
patients in the high-risk group

Examples of high-risk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Out of the 11 high-risk dams identified in Michigan, one of the five owners interviewed by Inside Climate News reported tapping federal funding. Kristoffer Tigue, WIRED, 13 July 2024 The European law outlines a tiered risk classification for AI use cases, banning systems deemed to pose unacceptable risks, such as social scoring systems, while placing obligations on providers of high-risk applications like those used for critical infrastructure. Harry Booth, TIME, 12 July 2024 An American Cancer Society study published this week estimates 40% of new cancer cases of 44% of cancer deaths in people 30 and over could be avoided if people cut out high-risk behaviors, such as smoking and drinking. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 12 July 2024 Because the pool is all high-risk, its policies are more expensive than traditional coverage. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for high-risk 

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“High-risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-risk. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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