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Definitions for hazardous
ˈhæz ər dəshaz·ardous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazardous, risky, wildadjective

    involving risk or danger

    "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"

Wiktionary

  1. hazardousadjective

    Risky, dangerous, with the nature of a hazard.

  2. hazardousadjective

    Exposing to loss or evil.

  3. hazardousadjective

    Of or involving chance.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hazardousadjective

    Dangerous; exposed to chance.

    Etymology: hazardeux, Fr. from hazard.

    Grant that our hazardous attempt prove vain,
    We feel the worst, secur’d from greater pain. Dryden.

Wikipedia

  1. hazardous

    A hazard is a potential source of harm. Substances, events, or circumstances can constitute hazards when their nature would allow them, even just theoretically, to cause damage to health, life, property, or any other interest of value. The probability of that harm being realized in a specific incident, combined with the magnitude of potential harm, make up its risk, a term often used synonymously in colloquial speech. Hazards can be classified in several ways; they can be classified as natural, anthropogenic, technological, or any combination, such as in the case of the natural phenomenon of wildfire becoming more common due to human-made climate change or more harmful due to changes in building practices. A common theme across many forms of hazards in the presence of stored energy that, when released, can cause damage. The stored energy can occur in many forms: chemical, mechanical, thermal hazards and by the populations that may be affected and the severity of the associated risk. In most cases, a hazard may affect a range of targets and have little or no effect on others. Identification of hazards assumes that the potential targets are defined, and is the first step in performing a risk assessment.

ChatGPT

  1. hazardous

    Hazardous refers to anything that presents a potential source of danger, harm, or risk to the health, safety, or environment. This could involve objects, substances, activities, or situations that could cause accidents, injuries, or other negative effects.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hazardousadjective

    exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hazardous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hazardous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hazardous in a Sentence

  1. Gen John E. Wissler:

    You never hesitated in the joint effort to bring our brothers home, everyone united -- the soldiers hiking through hazardous terrain, the pilots flying in uncertain weather conditions and the Nepalese special forces standing watch over our Marines on a mountainside at night.

  2. Jay Cowin:

    Another reason why sunflower oil can be unhealthy is that it produces higher levels of aldehyde [per 2017 research in the Journal of Hazardous Materials], as compared to other plant-based cooking oils, when exposed to heat. Aldehydes are actually toxic substances that can make someone vulnerable to multiple health risks.

  3. Amazon Workers against Surveillance:

    Working almost anywhere at Make Amazon is stressful and hazardous to one's health.

  4. Though Koskinas:

    We prepare for storms. We prepare for an active shooter. We prepare for traffic accidents. We prepare for a hazardous material incidents.

  5. Jason Kessler:

    Of those, 1,593 are potentially hazardous, meaning they might cross Earth's path.

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