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But the tendency to avoid gross and potentially harmful things may not be just limited to humans. Smithsonian Mag (2017)These too might be harmful, especially to young brains. The Sun (2017)It's much more debatable whether inflation of about 10 per cent is harmful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The medical point is to show the harmful effects fat has on our insides, and it's a queasy spectacle. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Doctors have said inhaling vapour is significantly less harmful than smoking tobacco. The Sun (2015)It seems her demise was caused by the introduction of foods that are harmful to fish. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How many vehicles have harmful faults that go unnoticed? The Sun (2008)The drug thus seems to cut the harmful effects of metabolic syndrome. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Fresh research has shown once again that cannabis is intensely harmful. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This will dramatically reduce your exposure to potentially harmful pesticide residues. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But something much more exciting and less harmful took its place. Caring for your Unborn Child (1990)For these reasons it is unlikely that a harmful food additive will be identified by this means. E For Additives (1987)All drugs are potentially harmful and many of the harms can be measured. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But a toy store banned them over potentially harmful chemicals. The Sun (2014)And it is difficult to predict if it will turn into something truly harmful. The Sun (2010)This increases the risk of food poisoning as harmful bacteria splash from raw meat on to work surfaces. The Sun (2009)These free radicals are known to have a role in causing cancer as well as other harmful effects. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Legal drugs such as alcohol and tobacco are as harmful as many illegal drugs and currently score highly on our ranking list. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Sometimes they use rakes, which are especially harmful. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These symptoms may have some other, less harmful causes. The Sun (2009)We know from previous studies that inhaling nicotine vapour is 95 per cent less harmful than smoking tobacco. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is clear scientific and medical evidence that cannabis is a harmful drug which can damage people's mental and physical health. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Government's own chief scientific adviser says that cannabis is less harmful than alcohol. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He published a report in the medical journal The Lancet that found that the drug is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: harmful /ˈhɑːmfʊl/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is harmful has a bad effect on someone or something else.
...the harmful effects of the sun.
- American English: harmful
- Arabic: ضَارّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: prejudicial
- Chinese: 有害的
- Croatian: štetan
- Czech: škodlivý
- Danish: skadelig
- Dutch: schadelijk
- European Spanish: nocivo
- Finnish: vahingollinen
- French: nuisible
- German: schädlich
- Greek: επιβλαβής
- Italian: dannoso
- Japanese: 有害な
- Korean: 유해한
- Norwegian: skadelig
- Polish: szkodliwy
- European Portuguese: prejudicial
- Romanian: dăunător
- Russian: вредный
- Spanish: nocivo
- Swedish: skadlig
- Thai: เป็นอันตราย
- Turkish: zararlı
- Ukrainian: шкідливий
- Vietnamese: có hại
Definition of harmful from the Collins English Dictionary
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