Harm and danger

deleterious
(adj)
del-ǝ-TEER-i-ǝs
Meaning

destructive; harmful

1st Sample Sentence

It is not yet widely recognized that excessive caffeine use is deleterious to health.

Root

deleter (destroyer) (Greek)

Synonyms

deleterious, detrimental

Antonyms

innocuous

Mnemonics

relate it to DELETE. so you DELETE all the spam mails because they may BE HARMFUL to your PC. Can be related to delete. Harmful substances must be deleted to prevent danger.

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