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damage

dam·age

damage

 
 
pronunciation:
dae mihj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: harm or injury that reduces usefulness, value, or soundness.
The accident caused a lot of damage to our car.Damage to crops caused by insects raised the price of bread and flour.They will have to pay for the damage they did to our front window.
antonyms:
repair
similar words:
destruction, harm, hurt, injury, loss, wrong
definition 2: (pl.) in law, money claimed or paid as compensation for injury or loss.
He sued for $10,000 in damages.
synonyms:
reparation
similar words:
compensation, cost, expenses, fine, indemnity, penalty, satisfaction, settlement
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: damaged, damages, damaging
definition: to harm or injure; cause loss of usefulness, value, or soundness.
The flood damaged all these wonderful old buildings.Lies in the press damaged her reputation.Smoking damages your lungs.
antonyms:
benefit, mend, repair
similar words:
affect, break, cripple, demolish, harm, hurt, impair, injure, maim, mar, mutilate, prejudice, punish, ravage, ruin, scratch, spoil, tear, wreck
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become harmed or injured.
A flimsy airplane damages easily.
similar words:
break, hurt, ruin, scar, scratch, spoil, tear, wreck
derivations: damageable (adj.), damaged (adj.), damaging (adj.), damager (n.)
Word Builder: damage +
  • damaged:
    having damage.