AskDefine | Define detrimental

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detrimental adj : (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant" [syn: damaging, prejudicial, prejudicious]

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Adjective

  1. Causing damage or harm.
    Smoking tobacco can be detrimental to your health.

Translations

causing damage or harm

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