An example of a detriment to your health is not eating healthy foods.
Took a long leave of absence without detriment to her career.
Smoking is a detriment to good health.
Origin of detriment
- Middle English from Old French from Latin dētrīmentum from dētrītus past participle of dēterere to lessen, wear down dē- de- terere to rub terə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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”).