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English definition of “detrimental”

detrimental

adjective     /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
(Definition of detrimental adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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