deleterious definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a harmful effect; harmful: the deleterious outcomes of smoking.
    • harmful often in a subtle or unexpected means (in terms of example deleterious impacts, deleterious to wellness).
    • Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious
    • harmful to living things
  • others:
    • Having the quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous: since, a deleterious plant.
    • upsetting in personality or quality; harmful; pernicious; mischievous; unwholesome: as, a deleterious practice; deleterious meals.

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