Definition of Deleterious

1. Adjective. Harmful to living things. "Deleterious chemical additives"

Exact synonyms: Hurtful, Injurious
Similar to: Harmful
Derivative terms: Injuriousness, Injury



Definition of Deleterious

1. a. Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example.

Definition of Deleterious

1. Adjective. harmful often in a subtle or unexpected way (as for example ''deleterious'' effects, ''deleterious'' to health). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deleterious

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Deleterious

1. Hurtful; noxious; destructive; pernicious; as, a deleterious plant or quality; a deleterious example. Delete"riously, Delete"riousness. Origin: LL. Deleterius noxious, Gr, fr. To hurt, damage; prob. Akin to L. Delere to destroy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deleterious

delegitimizes
delegitimizing
deleing
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deleptonization
deles
deletable
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deleted
deleted scene
deleted scenes
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deletees
deleter
deleteries
deleterious (current term)
deleteriously
deleteriousness
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deletia
deleting
deletion
deletion mutation
deletionism
deletionist
deletions
deletive
deletories

Literary usage of Deleterious

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"The law reads: " If it contain any added poisonous or other added deleterious ingredient which may render such article injurious to health. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"It charges that the defendant "did unlawfully throw In a water course, known as Stewart's run, sulphur water; the said sulphur water being deleterious to ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1894)
"This deleterious action on nutrition has been produced independently of the gastro intestinal troubles that the drug may cause ; because, when given after ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1900)
"WHILE in the treatment of diphtheria and tetanus we believe that the beneficial effects of antitoxic sera far outweigh the deleterious effects, still all of ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Half of the doctors and 3/4 of the nurses and midwives replied that they received insufficient teaching about the deleterious effects of tobacco smoking on ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1841)
"In paralysis, arising from the deleterious effects of lead, it is often a powerful remedy. In every case it should be given in small doses until its ..."

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