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Word: deleterious

Definition: harmful


Sentences Containing 'deleterious'

Because humans are optimized for life in Earth gravity, exposure to weightlessness has been shown to have deleterious effects on the health of the human body.
Both decisions had a deleterious effect on Asian Americans as a class, strengthening and re-affirming the racist policies of U.S. immigration laws.
Dams have deleterious effects on a riverine fish and other fauna and are often stocked with exotic species.
In practice, unstable dynamics may have deleterious effects on the system (e.g., it may be dangerous for internal states of the system to grow unbounded).
Its duration is too short to induce deleterious effects due to ischemia.
She attempts suicide in "Die Hippie, Die", after a hippie music festival she signs the permit for has deleterious effects on the town.

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