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Meaning of DELETERIOUS

Pronunciation:  `deli'teereeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"
 

DELETERIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: harmful, hurtful, injurious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Del`e*te"ri*ous\, a. [LL. deleterius noxious, Gr.
dhlhth`rios, fr. dhlei^sqai to hurt, damage; prob. akin to L.
delere to destroy.]
Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious
plant or quality; a deleterious example. --
{Del`e*te"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Del`e*te"ri*ous*ness}, n.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Harmful.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: baleful, baneful, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, deadly, destroying, destructive, detrimental, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, harmful, hurtful, injurious, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malign, malignant, mischievous, noisome, noxious, ominous, pernicious, poisonous, prejudicial, ruining, ruinous, scatheful, toxic, unadvantageous, unfavorable, unprofitable, unrewarding, useless, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vicious, virulent, worthless
 

 

 

 

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