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Dangerous or harmful

dangerous

adjective

likely to harm or kill someone, or to damage or destroy something

harmful

adjective

causing harm

disastrous

adjective

causing a lot of damage or harm

damaging

adjective

causing physical harm to something so that it is broken, spoiled, or injured

risky

adjective

involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure

hazardous

adjective

dangerous, especially to people’s health or safety

unsafe

adjective

dangerous

ruinous

adjective

causing severe damage or loss

perilous

adjective

very dangerous

injurious

adjective

causing harm or damage

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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