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damaging

adjective dam·ag·ing

Simple Definition of damaging

  • : causing or able to cause damage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of damaging

  1. :  causing or able to cause damage :  injurious <has a damaging effect on wildlife>

damagingly

play \ˈda-mi-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of damaging in a sentence

  1. the damaging effects of the sun on your skin

  2. The storm may produce damaging winds.

  3. He says he has damaging information about the candidate.

  4. The evidence was very damaging to their case.



Circa 1828

First Known Use of damaging

circa 1828



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