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Having death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.

Ascending Mount Everest can be life-or-death for an inexperienced climber.

Additional definitions for 'life-or-death':

life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.
life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.
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