from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing damage or harm; injurious.

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  • adj. Causing damage or harm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing detriment; injurious; hurtful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Injurious; hurtful; causing harm or damage.
  • Synonyms Prejudicial, disadvantageous, mischievous, pernicious.
  • n. See the extract.

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  • adj. (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury


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From Medieval Latin *detrimentalis, from Latin detrimentum ("harm"), from deterere ("to rub off, wear"), from de- ("down, away") + terere ("to rub or grab").



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  • "Deal With It!" Author:Paula White pg.49

    Trust God to help you recognize when a relationship is becoming detrimental to your business, your ministry, or the health of your family life.

    November 1, 2010