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detriment    : [d'ɛtrəmənt]
Detriment \Det"ri*ment\ (d[e^]t"r[i^]*ment), n. [L. detrimentum,
fr. deterere, detritum, to rub or wear away; de terere to
rub: cf. F. d['e]triment. See {Trite}.]
1. That which injures or causes damage; mischief; harm;
diminution; loss; damage; -- used very generically; as,
detriments to property, religion, morals, etc.
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I can repair
That detriment, if such it be. --Milton.
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2. A charge made to students and barristers for incidental
repairs of the rooms they occupy. [Eng.]

Syn: Injury; loss; damage; disadvantage; prejudice; hurt;
mischief; harm.
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Detriment \Det"ri*ment\, v. t.
To do injury to; to hurt. [Archaic]
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Other might be determined thereby. --Fuller.
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n 1: a damage or loss [synonym: {detriment}, {hurt}]

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "detriment":
abomination, atrocity, bad, bane, bankruptcy, befoulment,
bereavement, blight, breakage, breakdown, collapse, corruption,
cost, crack-up, crippling, crying evil, damage, dead loss, debit,
defilement, denial, denudation, deprivation, despoilment,
despoliation, destruction, dilapidation, disability, disablement,
disadvantage, dispossession, disrepair, divestment, drawback,
encroachment, evil, expense, forfeit, forfeiture, grievance,
handicap, harm, havoc, hobbling, hurt, hurting, ill, impairment,
incapacitation, infection, infringement, injury, inroad, liability,
loser, losing, losing streak, loss, loss of ground, maiming,
mayhem, mischief, mutilation, outrage, perdition, poison,
pollution, prejudice, privation, robbery, ruin, ruination,
ruinousness, sabotage, sacrifice, scathe, sickening, spoiling,
spoliation, step backward, stripping, taking away, the worst,
total loss, toxin, venom, vexation, weakening, woe, wrong

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