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injurious

injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \in-ˈjr-ē-əs\

: causing injury

Full Definition of INJURIOUS

1
:  inflicting or tending to inflict injury :  detrimental <injurious to health>
2
:  abusive, defamatory <speak not injurious words — George Washington>
in·ju·ri·ous·ly adverb
in·ju·ri·ous·ness noun

Examples of INJURIOUS

  1. The decision has had an injurious effect.
  2. <inaccurate news reports are injurious to the public's faith in the media>

First Known Use of INJURIOUS

15th century

injurious

adjective in·ju·ri·ous \in-ˈjr-ē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INJURIOUS

:  inflicting or tending to inflict injury <injurious to health>
in·ju·ri·ous·ly adverb

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