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damage

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1 something that causes loss or pain

  • the collision did a great deal of damage to her car
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2 damages plural a sum of money to be paid as a punishment

  • ordered by the court to pay $1000 in damages
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3 damages plural payment to another for a loss or injury

  • the company was forced to pay millions in damages to the permanently disabled worker
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4 the amount of money that is demanded as payment for something

  • he winced when he saw the damage after the family's shopping spree
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damage

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2 to cause bodily damage to

  • his knee was badly damaged in the accident, and he walked with a limp for months
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Synonym Discussion of damage

injure, harm, hurt, damage, impair, mar mean to affect injuriously. injure implies the inflicting of anything detrimental to one's looks, comfort, health, or success.
    • badly injured in an accident
harm often stresses the inflicting of pain, suffering, or loss.
    • careful not to harm the animals
hurt implies inflicting a wound to the body or to the feelings.
    • hurt by their callous remarks
damage suggests injury that lowers value or impairs usefulness.
    • a table damaged in shipping
impair suggests a making less complete or efficient by deterioration or diminution.
    • years of smoking had impaired his health
mar applies to injury that spoils perfection (as of a surface) or causes disfigurement.
    • the text is marred by many typos

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