harmful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “harmful” in the English Dictionary

"harmful" in British English

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uk   /ˈhɑːm.fəl/  us   /ˈhɑːrm-/
B2 causingharm: This ​group of ​chemicals is ​known to be harmful topeople with ​asthma.
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adverb uk   us   /-i/
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of harmful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “harmful”
in Arabic ضارّ…
in Korean 해로운…
in Portuguese prejudicial, nocivo…
in Catalan perjudicial, nociu…
in Japanese 害のある, 有害な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有害的…
in Turkish zararlı…
in Russian вредный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有害的…
in Italian nocivo, dannoso…
in Polish szkodliwy…
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