injurious to health: deleterious gases.
harmful; injurious: deleterious influences.
- del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun
- non·del·e·te·ri·ous, adjective
- non·del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- non·del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun
- un·del·e·te·ri·ous, adjective
- un·del·e·te·ri·ous·ly, adverb
- un·del·e·te·ri·ous·ness, noun
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How to use deleterious in a sentence
Still, negative association in the card environment had a deleterious effect, said Manatt.‘A triple whammy’: New study shows the dangers of brand proximity to viral video content | Michael Bürgi | September 28, 2021 | Digiday
One 2018 analysis suggests that around 1 out of every 100 people has deleterious mosaic genetic difference that affects “sizable brain regions.”The quest to learn if our brain’s mutations affect mental health | Roxanne Khamsi | August 25, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
“How the Word Is Passed” recounts Smith’s visits to historical sites in America and West Africa to interrogate how slavery and its deleterious aftermath are taught.On a tour of historical sites, examining how the story of slavery is taught | Martha Toll | June 4, 2021 | Washington Post
“Allowing this professor to return to campus would have a serious, deleterious effect on other students, faculty, and staff, and his mere presence would make many members of the campus community feel unsafe,” the petition reads.Cal State San Marcos Will Reassign Professor Who Harassed Students | Kayla Jimenez | June 1, 2021 | Voice of San Diego
And, as he explains to New York Times contributor Kara Swisher on her podcast Sway, this noise can have a number of deleterious consequences, including unfair systems and outcomes.
But it is indeed in Uttar Pradesh that we see the deepest sympathy for this deleterious machismo.
Drugs are becoming more powerful with prescription painkillers used to enhance effect and prolong a deleterious pleasure.
But consider: inhaling one leaf has had the largest deleterious impact on human health of any single product in human history.
But the truth is that they have real and deleterious effects on conservative politics.
Perhaps the noise raised by those who oppose labels will prove to be more deleterious than the labels themselves.Is Labeling Israeli Products Akin to Labeling Genetically Modified Foods? | Rachel Cohen | June 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Opium-smoking is a vice not only deleterious in itself, but one indulged in merely to satisfy a morbid craving.A Statistical Inquiry Into the Nature and Treatment of Epilepsy | Alexander Hughes Bennett
It is evident that some cases are completely cured and that no deleterious influence remains.Essays In Pastoral Medicine | Austin Malley
Freedom from the deleterious action or habit-forming tendencies of the opiates.
The easier an act is, the more readily, if it is deleterious, will popular sentiment build a protective wall around it.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
Tobacco smoke is more deleterious than ale, teetotaller; bile more potent than brandy.The Romany Rye | George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for deleterious
harmful; injurious; hurtful
- deleteriously, adverb
- deleteriousness, noun
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