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harmful

[ hahrm-fuhl ]
/ ˈhɑrm fəl /
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adjective

causing or capable of causing harm; injurious: a harmful idea; a harmful habit.

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Origin of harmful

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hearmful.See harm, -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for harmful

harmful
/ (ˈhɑːmfʊl) /

adjective

causing or tending to cause harm; injurious

Derived forms of harmful

harmfully, adverbharmfulness, noun
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