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detriment


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detriment  \Det"ri*ment\,  n.  [L.  detrimentum  fr  deterere 
  detritum,  to  rub  or  wear  away  de  +  terere  to  rub:  cf  F. 
  d['e]triment.  See  {Trite}.] 
  1.  That  which  injures  or  causes  damage;  mischief;  harm; 
  diminution;  loss  damage;  --  used  very  generically;  as 
  detriments  to  property,  religion,  morals,  etc 
 
  I  can  repair  That  detriment,  if  such  it  be 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  charge  made  to  students  and  barristers  for  incidental 
  repairs  of  the  rooms  they  occupy.  [Eng.] 
 
  Syn:  Injury;  loss  damage;  disadvantage;  prejudice;  hurt; 
  mischief;  harm. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detriment  \Det"ri*ment\,  v.  t. 
  To  do  injury  to  to  hurt.  [Archaic] 
 
  Other  might  be  determined  thereby.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detriment 
  n  :  a  damage  or  loss  [syn:  {hurt}] 




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