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del·e·te·ri·ous

 (dĕl′ĭ-tîr′ē-əs)
adj.
Having a harmful effect; injurious: the deleterious effects of smoking.

[From Greek dēlētērios, from dēlētēr, destroyer, from dēleisthai, to harm.]

del′e·te′ri·ous·ly adv.
del′e·te′ri·ous·ness n.

deleterious

(ˌdɛlɪˈtɪərɪəs)
adj
harmful; injurious; hurtful
[C17: from New Latin dēlētērius, from Greek dēlētērios injurious, destructive, from dēleisthai to hurt]
ˌdeleˈteriously adv
ˌdeleˈteriousness n

del•e•te•ri•ous

(ˌdɛl ɪˈtɪər i əs)

adj.
1. injurious to health.
2. harmful; injurious.
[1635–45; < Greek dēlētḗrios destructive, adj. derivative of dēlētḗr destroyer =dēlē-, variant s. of dēleîsthai to hurt, injure + -tēr agent suffix; see -ous]
del`e•te′ri•ous•ly, adv.
del`e•te′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deleterious - harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

deleterious

adjective (Formal) harmful, bad, damaging, destructive, detrimental, hurtful, pernicious, ruinous, prejudicial, injurious Fear of crime is having a deleterious effect on society.

deleterious

adjective
Causing harm or injury:
Translations

deleterious

[ˌdelɪˈtɪərɪəs] ADJ (frm) → nocivo, perjudicial (to para)

deleterious

adj (form)schädlich (to für)

deleterious

[ˌdelɪˈtɪərɪəs] adj (frm) deleterious (to)deleterio/a (per)

del·e·te·ri·ous

a. deletéreo-a, nocivo-a, dañino-a.
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