: causing or able to cause damage

Full Definition of DAMAGING

:  causing or able to cause damage :  injurious <has a damaging effect on wildlife>
dam·ag·ing·ly \ˈda-mi-jiŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of DAMAGING

  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.

First Known Use of DAMAGING

circa 1828


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