a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Syn: ↑hazard, ↑jeopardy, ↑peril, ↑risk
Derivationally related forms:
risky (for: ↑risk), ↑risk (for: ↑risk), ↑perilous (for: ↑peril), ↑peril (for: ↑peril), ↑jeopardize (for: ↑jeopardy), ↑jeopardise (for: ↑jeopardy), ↑hazardous (for: ↑hazard), ↑hazard (for: ↑hazard)
Hypernyms: ↑danger

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