Examples of detrimental in a sentence
In context, the word “corruption” summarized the opinion (set forth in some of the books mentioned in the review) that, as a general matter, the growing financial dependence of the medical profession on the pharmaceutical industry is profoundly detrimental to sound public, medical, and scientific policy. —New York Review of Books, 12 Feb. 2009
Healthy people can harbor Klebsiella to no detrimental effect; those with debilitating conditions, like liver disease or severe diabetes, or those recovering from major surgery, are most likely to fall ill. —Jerome Groopman, New Yorker, 11 & 18 Aug. 2008
Unfortunately, tourism, along with dynamite fishing and poaching, has proved detrimental to the park's coral reefs, mangrove complexes, coastal wetlands and marine species. —Nature Conservancy Landmarks, Fall 2003
there were serious concerns that the factory's waste was detrimental to the local environment
Origin and Etymology of detrimental
First Known Use: 1590
Synonym Discussion of detrimental
DETRIMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detrimental for English Language Learners
: causing damage or injury
DETRIMENTAL Defined for Kids
Definition of detrimental for Students
: causing damage or injury The detrimental effects of smoking are well known.
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