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The army and navy also exert a detrimental action on sexual life.

That brings about a confusion and a disorder which must be detrimental.

All their effect on him was detrimental: they turned him black.

The chemical action of the sun's rays is detrimental to combustion.

No material advantage can be regarded with favor that is detrimental to the characters of men.

Like various other vestiges of ancient organs, it is not only useless but detrimental.

It is detrimental to the voter whose proclivity is thereby determined.

Flo, separated from her detrimental uncle, and placed in a convent school!

Her evident unhappiness was causing him to worry, and that was most detrimental.

This passion is detrimental to me; for you do not reflect that you are the cause of its excess.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s; see detriment + -al (1). Related: Detrimentally.

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