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deleterious

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deleterious


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deleterious  \Del`e*te"ri*ous\,  a.  [LL.  deleterius  noxious,  Gr 
  dhlhth`rios,  fr  dhlei^sqai  to  hurt,  damage;  prob.  akin  to  L. 
  delere  to  destroy.] 
  Hurtful;  noxious;  destructive;  pernicious;  as  a  deleterious 
  plant  or  quality;  a  deleterious  example.  -- 
  {Del`e*te"ri*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Del`e*te"ri*ous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deleterious 
  adj  :  having  adverse  effect  on  living  things  "noxious  chemical 
  wastes"  [syn:  {hurtful},  {injurious},  {noxious}] 




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