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imperil (verb), imperils; imperiled; imperiling
1. To put in danger or to expose to harm: A lack of water and sunlight will probably imperil the growth of the geraniums in the garden.
2. To threaten with extinction: There are 10 animals which are faced with obliteration and are imperiled, including the Lowland Gorilla in central Africa, the Fish Eagle in Madagascar, and the Vancouver Island Marmot in North America.
To endanger or to ruin.
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