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1. Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
2. damages Law Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
3. Informal Cost; price: What's the damage for the tickets to the show?
v. dam·aged, dam·ag·ing, dam·ag·es
To cause damage to.
To suffer or be susceptible to damage.
[Middle English, from Old French : dam, loss (from Latin damnum) + -age, -age.]
dam•ag•ing(ˈdæm ɪ dʒɪŋ)
causing or capable of causing damage; harmful; injurious.
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|Adj.||1.||damaging - (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury; "damaging to career and reputation"; "the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant"|
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
|2.||damaging - designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions; "negative criticism"|
destructive - causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
damaging[ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ] adj [information] → préjudiciable
to have damaging consequences → avoir des conséquences néfastes
a damaging effect on → un effet néfaste sur
to be damaging to [+ environment, health] → être nuisible à; [+ reputation, career, morale, economy] → être préjudiciable à, être nuisible à
damaging[ˈdæmɪdʒɪŋ] adj damaging (to) → nocivo/a (a)
a. dañino-a, nocivo-a, perjudicial.