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English definition of “detrimental”


adjective uk   /ˌdet.rɪˈmen.təl/ us    /-t̬əl/ formal
C2 causing harm or damage: These chemicals have a detrimental effect/impact on the environment. Their decision could be detrimental to the future of the company.Dangerous and harmful
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