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harmful

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adjective harm·ful \ˈhärm-fəl\

Simple Definition of harmful

  • : causing or capable of causing damage or harm

Full Definition of harmful

  1. :  of a kind likely to be damaging :  injurious

harm·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
harm·ful·ness noun


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