life-and-death

adjective
variants: or less commonly life-or-death

Definition of life-and-death

: involving or culminating in life or death : vitally important as if involving life or death

First Known Use of life-and-death

1804, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life-and-death was in 1804

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“Life-and-death.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life-and-death. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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life-and-death

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of life-and-death

: extremely important and serious especially because your survival or life may depend on success

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