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
Though connecting on social media seems like an easy way to unlock an endless supply of information, too much information about someone new too soon can be detrimental to a relationship.
The professionalization of youth sports is detrimental to young athletes.
Good or bad, the erasure of these characters sexuality and gender presentation was detrimental.
The Zika virus can be detrimental to fetal development, which is why Congress passed a bill last summer that dedicated funding to vaccine development and mosquito eradication efforts.
The panel said Trump didn’t issue the required finding that allowing entry would be detrimental to U.S. interests.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers a level of 5 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood to be high in children, but no level of lead is considered safe because of its potential detrimental effects on child development.
Aside from potentially detrimental effects on children’s mental health, more evidence is starting to accumulate on the addictive nature of smartphone use as well.
Then the thing that was most detrimental to my life became the most empowering.
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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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