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
Recent Examples of detrimental from the Web
Based on the results, the authors suggested that exposure to cleaning materials can be detrimental to women’s health in the long term.
Because commercial and industrial properties represent nearly a third of the county’s total property tax base, flaws in those assessments can cause the tax burden to shift in ways that are detrimental to homeowners and small businesses.
And there is abundant data demonstrating that poverty is detrimental to one’s health.
Increasingly millions of Americans have recognized that Donald Trump is detrimental to our nation.
But critics believe charter schools have been detrimental to the public education system.
In tonight's episode, the Cooper clan will not only find out more about how Chic has financially supported himself all these years, but just how detrimental it's been to his emotional health.
Whether not having any table games will have any detrimental effect on Four Winds South Bend remains to be seen.
Puberty is coming earlier and earlier for young people in America, data has shown, and for some, that could be detrimental to their health down the line.
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Synonym Discussion of detrimental
- the claim that pornography has a pernicious effect on society
- the baneful notion that discipline destroys creativity
- noxious chemical fumes
- a diet found to have deleterious effects
- the detrimental effects of excessive drinking
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Definition of detrimental for Students
- The detrimental effects of smoking are well known.
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