occupational hazard

Definition of occupational hazard

:an injury or ailment resulting from the work one does or from the environment in which one works
  • Hand injuries are an occupational hazard for typists.

Word by Word Definitions

occupation play occupational
  1. : an activity in which one engages

  2. : the principal business of one's life : vocation

  3. : the possession, use, or settlement of land : occupancy

hazard play
  1. : a game of chance like craps played with two dice

  2. : a source of danger

  3. : the effect of unpredictable and unanalyzable forces in determining events : chance, risk

  1. : to offer or present at a risk : venture


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