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harmful

adjective uk   /ˈhɑːm.fəl/ us    /ˈhɑːrm-/
B2 causing harm: This group of chemicals is known to be harmful to people with asthma.
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harmfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
harmfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “harmful”
in Korean 해로운…
in Arabic ضارّ…
in Portuguese prejudicial, nocivo…
in Catalan perjudicial, nociu…
in Japanese 害のある, 有害な…
in Italian nocivo, dannoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有害的…
in Russian вредный…
in Turkish zararlı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有害的…
in Polish szkodliwy…
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