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harm

harm

 
 
pronunciation:
harm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: injury or damage, either psychological or physical.
Smoking does harm to your lungs.The terrifying incident did psychological harm to the child.Bleach can cause harm to your fabrics.
synonyms:
injury
antonyms:
benefit
similar words:
bane, damage, detriment, hurt, ill, trauma
definition 2: wrongdoing or mischief.
They put him in jail where he can't do any more harm.
synonyms:
evil, wrong, wrongdoing
antonyms:
good
similar words:
ill, iniquity, vice
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harmed, harming, harms
definition: to injure or damage.
Too much aspirin can harm your stomach.They took the child, but they did not harm him.
synonyms:
damage, hurt, injure
antonyms:
benefit, protect
similar words:
affect, impair, prejudice, punish, wound
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derivation: harmed (adj.)