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Dictionary definition for: Risk

1. (n) a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

2. (v) expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture" "Why risk your life?"

3. (n) a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury; "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime" "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

4. (v) take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

5. (n) the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred

6. (n) the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent

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