from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Involving or ending in life or death: a mongoose in a life-and-death battle with a cobra.
- adj. Vitally important: a life-and-death struggle between union and management.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Noting a matter of life or death; critical; desperate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. vitally important
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