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English definition of “detriment”

detriment

noun [U]     /ˈdet.rɪ.mənt/ formal
harm or damage : Are you sure that I can follow this diet without detriment to my health ? She was very involved with sports at college , to the detriment of (= harming ) her studies .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of detriment noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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