adjective Date: 1960 having an uncertain chance of continued survival <
a threatened species
; specifically likely to become an endangered species

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  • threatened men live long — Cf. early 14th cent. Fr. le[s] menaciez encore vivent, threatened men live long. 1534 LADY E. WHEATHELL in M. St. C. Byrne Lisle Letters II. ii. Ther es a nolde sayeng thretend men lyue long. c 1555 in H. L. Collman Ballads of Elizabethan Period… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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