Detrimental Definition

dĕtrə-mĕntl
adjective
Causing detriment; harmful.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Detrimental

  • From Medieval Latin *detrimentalis, from Latin detrimentum (“harm”), from deterere (“to rub off, wear”), from de- (“down, away”) + terere (“to rub or grab”).

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