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life-and-death



Pronunciation: (līf'un-deth'), [key]
adj.
ending with the death or possible death of one of the participants; crucially important: The cobra was engaged in a life-and-death struggle with the mongoose. Also,life-or-death.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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