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damage

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

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

verb

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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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Verb

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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The first known use of damage was in the 14th century

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“Damage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/damage. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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