Meaning of “detriment” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “detriment” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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detrimentnoun [ U ]

us /ˈde·trə·mənt/

harm or damage:

She was very involved with sports at college, to the detriment of her studies.
adjective us /ˌde·trəˈmen·təl/

chemicals that have a detrimental effect on the environment

(Definition of “detriment” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)