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
What he is accused of leaking was detrimental to Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton campaign, just like Comey's letter helped elect Donald Trump.
Major and minor injuries to key starters, role players and reserves have also been detrimental.
The park believes that moving Lolita from her home of nearly five decades would be detrimental to her health.
Opponents of the bill who testified Tuesday said medical marijuana would end up in the hands of citizens who don’t need it for health reasons and would be detrimental to public safety.
The town filed a lawsuit against Big Sky, alleging that trucks spilled the sludge material onto roadways during transit to the landfill, and that the smells from the operation was detrimental to their quality of life.
The fructose-enriching aspects of herbicides may make sweetcorn even sweeter, but that could be detrimental to health because fructose is increasingly being implicated in a number of illnesses, such as fatty-liver disease and diabetes.
Spending discretionary dollars on time-saving purchases may protect you from the detrimental effects that a time famine can have on your happiness, suggests a new study of which Whillans served as lead author.
Economists generally agree that the process is detrimental to companies and the economy.
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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
DETRIMENTAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of detrimental for English Language Learners
: causing damage or injury
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