on the critical list

Definition of on the critical list

  1. :  very sick or injured and likely to die patients who are on the critical list —sometimes used figuratively a government program that is on the critical list

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  of, relating to, or being a turning point or specially important juncture : such as

    :  relating to or being the stage of a disease at which an abrupt change for better or worse may be expected

    :  being or relating to an illness or condition involving danger of death

listplay
  1. :  please, suit

    :  wish, choose

  1. :  inclination, craving

  1. :  listen

    :  to listen to :  hear

  1. :  a band or strip of material: such as

    :  listel

    :  selvage

  1. :  to cut away a narrow strip from the edge of

    :  to prepare or plant (land) in ridges and furrows with a lister

  1. :  a deviation from the vertical :  tilt

    :  the extent of such a deviation

  1. :  to tilt to one side

    :  to tilt to one side in a state of equilibrium (as from an unbalanced load) — compare heel

    :  to cause to list

  1. :  a simple series of words or numerals (such as the names of persons or objects)

    :  an official roster :  roll

    :  catalog, checklist

  1. :  to make a list of :  enumerate

    :  to include on a list :  register

    :  to place (oneself) in a specified category


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