Eating too much of this type of food can be a detriment to your health.
An example of a detriment to your health is not eating healthy foods.
- damage; injury; harm
- anything that causes damage or injury
Origin of detrimentMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin detrimentum, a rubbing off, damage from detritus, past participle of deterere, to rub off, wear away from de-, off, from + terere, to rub: see throw
- Damage, harm, or loss: took a long leave of absence without detriment to her career.
- Something that causes damage, harm, or loss: Smoking is a detriment to good health. See Synonyms at disadvantage.
Origin of detrimentMiddle English from Old French from Latin dētrīmentum from dētrītus past participle of dēterere to lessen, wear down dē- de- terere to rub ; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- Often used in the form "to someone's detriment".
From Old French detriement, from Latin detrimentum (“loss, damage, literally a rubbing off”), from deterere (“to rub off, wear”), from de- (“down, away”) + terere (“to rub”).