what does detrimental mean?

Detrimental is an English adjective for describing the characteristic of being harmful or tending to cause harm. Something or someone who tends to corrupt another is also said to be detrimental. For example, carbon emissions are said to be detrimental to the environment.

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The word ''detrimental'' refers to that which injures or causes damage,mischief,harm diminution or loss.It is of Latin origin and it is an english adjective.

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