Harm and danger

detrimental
(adj)
det-ri-MEN-tǝl
Meaning

harmful; damaging

1st Sample Sentence

It is not widely understood that excessive caffeine consumption can be extremely detrimental to health.

Root

de (away)#terere (to rub, wear down) (Latin)

Synonyms

deleterious, detrimental

Antonyms

innocuous

Mnemonics

de-TRY-MENTAL. DON'T TRY anything with MENTAL fellow, he may be DANGEROUS and HARMFUL. look at the part MENTAL. a MENTAL person can cause serious harm or injury when violent. detrimental word is like experimental. wen u are doin the Experiment, then it is obviously harmful to everyone.

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