Definition of detrimental adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    detrimental

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌdɛtrəˈmɛntl//
     
    detrimental (to somebody/something)
     
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  1. 1harmful synonym damaging
  2. 2 the sun's detrimental effect on skin The policy will be detrimental to the peace process.
detrimentally
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛtrəˈmɛntl̩i//
 
adverb
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