occupational hazard

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

occupational play
  1. : of or relating to a job or occupation — see also occupational hazard

  2. relating to or engaged in the military occupation of a country

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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