high-risk

adjective

Definition of high-risk

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

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