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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.

More Vocab Words

::: endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
::: reprove - censure; rebuke; N. reproof
::: exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
::: lexicographer - compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
::: methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
::: extrapolation - projection; conjecture; V. extrapolate: infer (unknown information) from known information
::: militant - combative; bellicose; N.
::: sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: innocuous - harmless