Definition of Threatened

1. Adjective. (of flora or fauna) likely in the near future to become endangered. "The spotted owl is a threatened species, not yet an endangered one"

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Vulnerable



Definition of Threatened

1. Verb. (past of threaten) ¹

2. Adjective. (ecology of a plant or animal) At risk of becoming endangered in the near future. ¹

3. Adjective. Feeling insecure or vulnerable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Threatened

1. threaten [v] - See also: threaten

Medical Definition of Threatened

1. A species likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future. (05 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Threatened

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... he threatened to carry them in irons to England, and have them hanged there for mutiny, and running away with the fhip. ..."

2. Moral problems in hospital practice by Patrick A. Finney (1922)
"26: In a case of threatened abortion, is the cautious administration of morphine ... This answer is based upon the fact that in certain cases of threatened ..."

3. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"Keppoch threatened and blustered. He would come in with all his men. Pie would sack the place. The burghers meanwhile mustered in arms round the market ..."

4. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by American Committee of Revision (1881)
"23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed kimse/f to him that judgeth righteously : 25 For ye were ..."

5. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"First of all, the threatened rebellion of Capua was Threa- averted by energetic measures. Since the time when tc!ie?,. Capua, in the first Samnite war, ..."

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