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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Harmful. Also: hurtful, morally or physically.

Usage examples (40)
  • Using steroids can be deleterious to your health.
  • deleterious chemical additives
  • Logging them would only disturb this process with long-term deleterious effects to the ecosystem.
  • Heavy-handed government intervention without regard for human dignity produces long-term deleterious effects. for more
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