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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Damage  \Dam"age\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Damages};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Damaging}.]  [Cf.  OF  damagier  domagier  See  {Damage},  n.] 
  To  ocassion  damage  to  the  soudness,  goodness,  or  value  of  to 
  hurt;  to  injure;  to  impair. 
 
  He  .  .  .  came  up  to  the  English  admiral  and  gave  him  a 
  broadside,  with  which  he  killed  many  of  his  men  and 
  damaged  the  ship.  --Clarendon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  damaging 
  adj  1:  (sometimes  followed  by  `to')  causing  harm  or  injury; 
  "damaging  to  career  and  reputation";  "the  reporter's 
  coverage  resulted  in  prejudicial  publicity  for  the 
  defendant"  [syn:  {detrimental},  {prejudicial},  {prejudicious}] 
  2:  designed  or  tending  to  discredit,  especially  without 
  positive  or  helpful  suggestions;  "negative  criticism" 
  [syn:  {negative}] 




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