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Meaning of DETRIMENT

Pronunciation:  'detrumunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a damage or loss
 

DETRIMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: hurt
 
 See Also: damage, expense, harm, impairment

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Det"ri*ment\, n. [L. detrimentum, fr. deterere,
    detritum, to rub or wear away; de + terere to rub: cf. F.
    d['e]triment. See {Trite}.]
    1. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm;
       diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as,
       detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
    
             I can repair That detriment, if such it be.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental
       repairs of the rooms they occupy. [Eng.]
    
    Syn: Injury; loss; damage; disadvantage; prejudice; hurt;
         mischief; harm.
    
    
  2. \Det"ri*ment\, v. t.
    To do injury to; to hurt. [Archaic]
    
          Other might be determined thereby.       --Fuller.
    
    
 
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